Friday, January 2, 2009

Dear overwriters of the world:

Y'all need to read this great post about your particular affliction over at Moonrat's blog.

Baby steps, ya'll. Baby steps.

7 comments:

Ann Victor said...

I endorse The Swivet's endorsement! ;)

It's an excellent post with lots of great writing tips!

Jeff said...

I endorse the previous endorsement.

NewGuyDave said...

I have to admit, when I first started out I was quite overwriting overwriter, and a repetitious repeater. Thankfully OWW has helped me recognize the error of my ways.

I wish more people knew about the workshop. It might help those woeful agents.

Jeff said...

OWW is ok, but I blame homegrown workshops (a.k.a. mutual admiration societies), where overwriting is often applauded.

ryan field said...

Someone finally hit my own pet peeve: any word that ends in "ingly." Lovingly, exceedingly, laughingly...they make me stop reading.

Kenny Celican said...

*looks in mirror*

Ah, geez. Must remember the KISS principle while writing...

S. E. Ward said...

Is it wrong that I try not to overwrite out of sheer laziness? It's easier to use words a sixth grader can understand than it is to make everything as purple as a field of violets.

Of course, if I do overwrite, you can always smack me upside the head. Just let me take my glasses off first. ;)