I encountered this rule that says you should place the most important word at the sentence’s end.
I certainly hope I’m not the only writer who finds this rule bizarre. When I read this my jaw literally dropped. I would like to know how many editors check the end of every sentence in a 300-500 page manuscript to see if the most important word is there. My editor certainly didn’t mention it while she was editing my short story, Hurricane Crimes.
I don’t have much to say about this rule other than who the heck pays that close of attention to word placement?! Maybe this makes me an amateur. If so, I am happy to be one! ;)
My philosophy is this and it is simple: If the sentence has all the components that makes it complete, if the grammar is correct, if it has strong words, and if it sounds good when you read it aloud then it is good! Regardless if the most important word is in the beginning, middle, or end.
QUESTIONS: Do you believe the most important word in a sentence should be at the end? Or do you find this rule a bit ridiculous like I do?
SHARE: Is there a writing rule you've heard that you thought was just silly? Please share it and we can laugh together. ;)