So, I am procrastinating. Johan is working on his architecture drawings while I was reading a NextGenWriter’s Conference Update on writing the Middle of your story. It was really interesting and has made me think about some questions for my novel. Really, I should be writing my novel, but I thought I would post quick on a topic that I saw floating around facebook earlier today. A writer asked what people think about using bad words in your writing.
I have a pet peeve with this for a few reasons.
First off, using F-bombs and other swear words don’t improve your writing and make it stronger. Whenever I come across something that has been written like this with swear words in every sentence I picture my teacher back in Minnesota saying that “Frequent swear words don’t make you a better writer.” I totally agree with this statement.
Now I know that Stephen King and many other writers use swear words. I personally wouldn’t ever use swear words unless my character speaks that way. And to tell you the truth I don’t really like reading stories with a lot of swearing in it. Sometimes it distracts from the story.
What are your thoughts, everyone?
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