Musings of a writer. Come on in and kick your feet up. ---- Jennifer Hendren
Jennifer,Thanks for the link. Courtney did address some important questions. My wife and other family members told me to cut profanity out of my book, but I'm guessing an agent or editor will tell me to put it back in. Sometimes it isn't realistic for a villain to scream "dang, you!" as they die.Justus
Justus,LOL -- Agreed. (g) I like her "method" which is fairly close to mine. I'm not afraid to use profanity but it has to be used with care--and it muse be true to my characters. Not many teens are going to use "drat!" instead of "Oh shit!" (g)And sex, drugs, and alcohol...well, heck. It seems weird when those things aren't included on some level. That's all kids think about at that age. LOL. Okay, not ALL they think about...and not every teen is the same, but you get my meaning. :)Thanks!Jen
Jen,While I understand "keeping it real" when it comes to writing dialogue, my background also allows me to feel honest when I create extremely prudish characters. I was the type of teen who said "darn" rather than "damn," who refused to attend parties, etc. One of my friends won't even say "screw" when he is referring to a screw!Justus
Justus,The world needs all types. :) I think a healthy balance is always the best bet.Jen
:) Thanks for the shout out, Jennifer!
Courtney,You're most welcome!
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