Monday, June 14, 2010

Sophistication in Style

Reiteration of the basics is never bad. Browne and King, in Self-Editing For Fiction Writers, discuss issues that impact the sophistication of your style:
  • Avoid as and ING construction – weakens writing
  • Create simultaneos action
  • Remove cliches
  • Concentrate your action
    • angrily set >> slammed
  • LY-use is lazy writing
  • Use unconventional comma use – intentional run-ons
    • ☼ Do not over-do
  • Stylistic devices to AVOID -- which pull away from story | character
    • Emphasis quotes
    • Exclamation marks
    • Italics
    • Flowery, poetic figures of speech
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