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April 29th, 2008

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10:10 pm - Mr. Writing Man's Writing Tip #91
#91. When writing vocal direction, avoid lapsing into French no matter how sleep-deprived and goofy you're feeling.1 The parenthetical direction (SKEPTICALLY, COMME TOUJOURS) may be a viable description of the character's attitude, especially if the character is often skeptical, and it also may be amusing as all get-out at 10:11 pm on a Tuesday evening after several cups of delicious black tea, but it's not very helpful. Nor will it be funny at 7:30 on a Wednesday morning.

My name is Spatch and I approve this Writing Tip.

1. Unless you're writing entirely in French, in which case by all means continuez.

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Date:April 30th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Mais non. Le Franglais c'est toujours amusant.
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Date:April 30th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Date:April 30th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
apparentlement ce n'est past tres amusant si on est Francais, mais pour tous les autres c'est un veritable rire un minute.
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Date:April 30th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Mais pourquoi? I think it aptly describes the character's frame of mind?

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