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Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah.
Posted By: Eric Sleator, on host
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002, at 15:31:30
In Reply To: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah. posted by Quartz on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 14:37:28:

This post floated into my head a few minutes ago, and I thought about it and realized something: you may think it's wrong to kill people, but I don't think that would make it wrong for you to write a story where a character killed someone.

This thread has also had people warning against unneccessary swearing as "filler" or to try to make the story "more realistic". I would agree with this, as it's usually very obnoxious, but also keep in mind that there are certain occasions where excessive unneccessary profanity can add to characterization a bit, although, if it's a character who shows up repeatedly, you certainly do run the risk of making the story annoying to read.

Hope this helps, fifteen months later.

-Eric Sleator
Mon 24 Jun A.D. 2002

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