Saturday, August 25, 2007

Great Post on Literary Style

It is -

And it gets at a lot of the problems with people who fancy themselves writers. They can't describe something well, they don't have the patience or background to build up a theme that runs through their story, they can't set a mood, or build suspense, or even do something as simple as foreshadowing. And what do they do? Do they go out and try to learn to do those things? Or read people who do those things very well? No, they declare they have a new, pithy, no-nonsense style and you're just trying to inhibit their creativity. Philistines of the lowest order, I say. Must be those darned college professors not teaching them right.


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