Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Don't Know How Funny These Are, But...

Take a look at Humorous Reminders of Common Writing Mistakes. Note that they are introduced with the line "Here are a few things to keep in mind when you write an essay." I think some of these are appropriate in fiction, where you are often trying to create a mood of some sort or a particular type of voice for characters who may very well break all kinds of rules in their speech.

I don't know what a barbarism is (23). As far as 16, "Don't use contractions," is concerned, I think that's only true if you're a Klingon.

Found at Nathan Bransford's blog.

3 comments:

J. L. Bell said...

Of if you are Grover.

Civilguy said...

Or Data from Star Trek, or Teal'c from Stargate SG1. Geek enough for you yet.

gail said...

We all know about you and the geek thing, Civilguy.

Our collective point is that humans use contractions.