Added by Jennie Bentley/Bente Gallagher on July 16, 2008 at 12:47am — No Comments
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…Continue