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salam

 

The replies on this topic are so much fun to read. :D

 

 

I'll be honest in saying that I have not read every single post in this topic,

 

You're missing out, man.

 

I'm going to try to read the novel now!
Good advertising  :thumbup: 

 

 

Kaddour Bou-fakroun

 

To Beeboo (alias Kadour Turtle Sr.!!, again a nickname!!),

 

What? You were kidding? I fell for it...  :no2: 

And for the record, I know someone with that name, without the "bou", though, not kidding.  

 

And congratulations Blekacem!  :clap: 

 

Signed by,
Anonymous.

We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us

Haha!  :D Just kidding.


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@Eve,

 

Thank you galore!

 

Enjoy!



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:think: hhhhmmmmm,   :old:  my diagnosis is; Belkacem has lost the ability to recognise sarcasm in English.   ;)  on second thought, maybe he never had that ability to start with  :oops:  


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@Abu Daoud,

 

Don't go spare, young man!

 

You'll never hold a candle to my humble pen!

 

 

BM



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Thanks for shaking your brains hard ! Vainly, actually!

salam alikom

this reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut's 8 techniques in "How to Write with Style". I will quote only two techniques, which I think fit in this discussion:

Number 3. Keep it simple

As for your use of language: Remember that two great masters of language, William Shakespeare and James Joyce, wrote sentences which were almost childlike when their subjects were most profound. "To be or not to be?" asks Shakespeare's Hamlet. The longest word is three letters long. Joyce, when he was frisky, could put together a sentence as intricate and as glittering as a necklace for Cleopatra, but my favorite sentence in his short story "Eveline" is this one: "She was tired." At that point in the story, no other words could break the heart of a reader as those three words do.

Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred. The Bible opens with a sentence well within the writing skills of a lively fourteen-year-old: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

 

and Number 7, to which I thought directly when I read the shaking your brain sentence:

 

7. Pity the readers

They have to identify thousands of little marks on paper, and make sense of them immediately. They have to read, an art so difficult that most people don't really master it even after having studied it all through grade school and high school --- twelve long years.

So this discussion must finally acknowledge that our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists. Our audience requires us to be sympathetic and patient readers, ever willing to simplify and clarify --- whereas we would rather soar high above the crowd, singing like nightingales.

That is the bad news. The good news is that we Americans are governed under a unique Constitution, which allows us to write whatever we please without fear of punishment. So the most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

 

I also think Number 5 is interesting, it says sound like yourself. Anyway, in case anybody is interested to read the 8 techniques here's the link: http://peterstekel.c... to writers.htm


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thank you very much, i would be happy to  read it :) .