Friday, April 15, 2011

Fragments

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  1. I've seen this in some books. To me, it does confuse a bit, and I have to go back to re-read making sure what the author is trying to convey. The reader shouldn't have to go back to understand what the writer wants to say. Nice touch, as usual.

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  2. Frags do it like nothing else.

    They engage the reader’s imagination, beg him or her to be tempted, like the authors, to fill in the blanks with the superfluous wordiness. Yeah, writers…fools by the dozen, thinking we must write like we were taught in high school. Really? Too late for some. Ballsy stuff, if used well.

    I love frags: little snippets, jabs, kicks to the gut, prose poetry, guerilla writing. Pretty much throws water on the imperative to beef up the verbs. Frags are the jazz riffs of writing.

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  3. All things in moderation.

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