It appears in English in the 16th century, and may be derived from French.
Strikes me as one of those words people reach for almost unconsciously when writing fiction, as it sounds "literary" (or really, is just overused in fiction and keeps perpetuating itself.)
Heh. My linguistic bugbear with that series was "said a voice," whenever a character made a sudden, dramatic appearance from offstage. It happened more and more frequently in the less and less well-edited later books in the series. It was particularly bad in the case of Kingsley Shacklebolt, who (it was mentioned five or six times in his six or seven appearances in book five) had a "deep voice."
robert jordan's favourite word was "ostentatious" ;s
Time to dust off my first novel for another rewrite, I think. I really need to rethink the characters, but I don't hate it entirely. Anyone willing to beta-read chapter by chapter as I get through it?
I'd be happy to. As long as it's not about flax.
Damn, just my luck.
What's your genre?
I believe they call it "literary fiction." The story is of an elderly man confronting his own death.
Now it's a horror novel.
If you'd like a second beta, I'd be happy to oblige.
I'm working on a novel (aren't we all), but nowhere near the finish line.
The Flax of Life (and Death)
Flaxen quim. *snort*
Anyone here read Fifty Shades of Grey? I'm eight chapters in and finding it very similar in many senses to Twilight. I soon found out it started life as a Twilight fanfiction that then evolved and developed on it's own.
Still, I'm intrigued.
It's holding my attention better than Stephenie Myer ever wrote... >_>