Posted by P. Bingham on July 09, 1998 at 18:29:25:
In response to Learning Is Easy, written by Ken on July 09, 1998 at 07:33:50
] . . . . It's imparting the information to the reader in a way which is neither teachy nor obviously "look at me--I really know this stuff!" that is hard (-; Of course, you can take the Balzacian approach of building your reader's vocabulary by describing as many objects as possible (-: Great, if you're learning French. . . .]
Tell me about it! I know plenty of very successful romance writers who do this and I am so jealous that they can still be so successful despite their inferior writing examples! One writer crammed it all in the last two chapters (and I mean crammed! Not once did they forget to mention the exact shade and scrollwork found in that little place between the wall and the ceiling in the dark room way in the back of the house...) and still managed to get on the New York Times top ten list! It is so unfair. The geology is a nice touch, though! I mean, one can get a little bored with the tall, sparse trees and the sparkling pondlets! I mean, if the lady falls in the mud, the least you can do is give her the right shade of mud on her cheek! And should a little rub off on the hero? Readers will be so impressed! But then someone like Caroline might be reading the book in question and how embarrassing it would be to flaunt the wrong shade.
- Oh dear! ;-) Caroline 22:08:22 7/09/98 (1)
- Oh yes you would! : ) nfm P. Bingham 16:17:33 7/11/98 (0)
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