Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher's Blog – June 2007 Archive (1)

Reality vs. Temperance

My friend and yours, Jack Bludis, said this:

"I don't think 'reality' necessarily lends to make a book *seem* more authentic. It may just make it less readable."

Bloody brilliant, innit?

The occasion was a discussion about profanity in books, specifically hard boiled and 'noir' books, going on over on the DorothyL list. Some writers think that if a character would use the f-word in every sentence, then they have a responsibility to faithfully record…


Added by Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher on June 18, 2007 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

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