One day I was editing a fiction manuscript when I came across this: “Suddenly, He stopped and …” I rubbed my eyes. Did a double-take. He, as in big-H? Had Jesus/God suddenly appeared in this novel, or were my eyes deceiving me?
No, my friends, it was not Jesus/God. It was an attack of Random Capitalization (big-R and big-C, for the whole ironical effect).
I don’t understand random capitalization. You’re writing. You come across a word that is neither A) the beginning of a sentence nor B) a proper noun, but rather than leave said word in the little-w universe where it belongs, you decide to throw convention out the window and Capitalize for No Apparent Reason Whatsoever. Why? For the good of all that is holy, why?