July 29th, 2009

Illuminati

Thought of the morning

It is homophobic to use the following phrases

"Gay!" (when referring to something negatively)
50(78.1%)
"Bugger!" (Upon striking one's thumb with a hammer.)
0(0.0%)
"What a bummer." (Upon discovering something negative is true.)
0(0.0%)
None of the above
12(18.8%)
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A note to authors

If you start your book by introducing five characters at once, who refer to each other by a mix of first names, surnames and nicknames (and occasionally by some identifying feature) then I will finish the opening chapter with no idea who anyone is, or what they are doing.

I have enough problems with names in real life - I need to be introduced to characters one or two at a time, with each one labelled and identified so that I have some kind of internal handle on them, before the next ones are introduced.  More than that and I will bounce right off of your book.