Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Constructive Criticism

This is my son's first try at writing. He's one and I'd appreciate some constructive criticism. Personally, I think his characters are a bit flat and the plot is hackneyed but maybe I'm just being a pushy Father.

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Rook Barker Dark.

This was provided by Dr. Paige Silcox. Cearly, she is FTW! as we like to say in internets.

Don't project daddy. Just because his style is different from yours doesn't mean it's inferior. In fact, his is the voice of a new generation, the post-post-post-post-modern generation, and clearly its time for you to step back with your finished book, let go of your archaic dogma, and recognize that you are no longer on the cutting edge. In the now immortal words of your son, "jbwaGSAAAAAAAAT54RXZ\F."


  1. jbwaGSAAAAAAAAT54RXZ\F indeed, my tiny friend.

  2. I particularly like the forthrightness and confidence of "bbbbvvvbvvvvv" and similar passages. It's over 80 years since Fowler laid into so-called "elegant variation", and yet many authors still cling to its genteel affectedness without realising it makes them sound like football commentators.