Kinski Closed Account
#511

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.)

The Mad Hatter Registered User
#512

Antilles said:
Once I noticed how often JK Rowling used "groped", it started to get annoying fast.


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."

bluewolf Category Moderator
#513

robert jordan's favourite word was "ostentatious" ;s

The Mad Hatter Registered User
#514

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?

pickarooney Moderator
#515

I'd be happy to. As long as it's not about flax.

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The Mad Hatter Registered User
#516

pickarooney said:
I'd be happy to. As long as it's not about flax.


Damn, just my luck.

wavehopper1 Registered User
#517

The Mad Hatter said:
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?


What's your genre?

The Mad Hatter Registered User
#518

wavehopper1 said:
What's your genre?


I believe they call it "literary fiction." The story is of an elderly man confronting his own death.

Kinski Closed Account
#519

The Mad Hatter said:
The story is of an elderly man confronting his own Death.


Now it's a horror novel.

wavehopper1 Registered User
#520

The Mad Hatter said:
I believe they call it "literary fiction." The story is of an elderly man confronting his own death.


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.

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Antilles Registered User
#521

Kinski said:
Now it's a horror novel.


Fixed:

The Mad Hatter
The story is of an elderly flax salesman confronting his own Death.

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Kinski Closed Account
#522

Death of a Flax Salesman.

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pickarooney Moderator
#523

The Flax of Life (and Death)

McChubbin Registered User
#524

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... >_>

The Mad Hatter Registered User
#525

Antilles said:
Fixed:


It's called Death and Flaxes.

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