Thursday, October 14, 2010
Putting the YES back into writing
You have all seen it and heard it in your writing seminars and classes. Using negative phrasing can be a bad thing. Especially in fiction where you want to get your meaning across as easily as possible.
I kept thinking on this conundrum in writing and tried a bunch of ways of Google to find a site for you to do a little reading about it, but kept coming up with DOUBLE NEGATIVE in my results.
While DNs are a good offspring to this topic, it wasn’t what I intended exactly, so I stuck it into memory for a topic later on. I also was waylaid by these items of interest: Negative effects of hip-hop music, negative and positive effects of marijuana, and positive thinking, which I believe I have already discussed ad nauseam on this blog.
Anyway, go on out and check out the link and then, as they say down here in the south, y’all come back now ya hear?
negative phrasing link