On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Hemingway Quote

Image hosted by Photobucket.comActually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. Ernest Hemingway

I am ambivalent about this. Spelling-wise, I think this is wrong (giving away the dictionary). Learning the language and vocabulary-wise, I think this is good advice, in moderation. Once should be enough. I've also been told that my vocabulary is too "good" for most readers -- so the more casual tone in Guardian of Honor...and let's not get into the controversy of "dumbing down" or the average reading level of most folks.

When I read the dictiionary (and I've been known to do so), I get little story ideas popping into my head. So consider reading it...

May all your words be right for your writing today.



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