Thursday, 28 June 2012

Think about it ...



"Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes." ~Stephen King, On Writing




12 comments:

  1. Good, because t-shirts and sweats are much more comfortable!

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  2. Somedays it should wear pajamas and sleep in.

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  3. Ahhh...you're quoting from my favorite author. On Writing is truly one of the best books on 'writing.'

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  4. I've only heard about this book recently. I'll have to get a copy for a look!

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  5. Gee, I'm so glad. I write in my flannel night gown lots of days. :) Best regards to you, Ruby

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  6. I liked "On Writing" by Stephen King. But earlier this year, I tried to read my first Stephen King novel, "11/22/63" and I found it tedious. I couldn't get beyond page 36 before tossing it aside, yawning. I couldn't help thinking that his suggestions on writing are great. But good style and/or grammar do not make a storyteller.

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  7. >>...Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes.

    Yeah. Sometimes it goes screaming across the page naked as a jaybird.

    I have even been known to invent my own words when I felt they were needed (e.g., "incongrutiating" comes to mind, but there have been others). There's nothing "necktied" and "dress-shoed" about a newly minted word.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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