Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kassandra said in comments: All I could think about was how repetition always has meaning.

That is so right, and sometime I'll write about that!! Soon, in fact, at least for the class I'm teaching. Remember that, though, that there's meaning in all sorts of things!



Jordan said...

I was thinking the same thing!

(Can I just say how obnoxious it is when you worked very hard to repeat for effect and/or meaning and one critique partner recommends a thesaurus?)

Edittorrent said...

Jordan, yes, you just tell them that repetition is meaningful!

Kassandra said...

I used the word "walk" five times in one paragraph...and didn't catch it until the rewrites. Anyone remember the Stephen King novel where the fatally blocked writer finally gets a good book idea only to realize later that he's typed the word "owl" in every sentence? I feel that.