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Thread: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

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  1. #11
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    Isn't the last rule the most important?

    For example:

    He skipped off the gunrest and looked gravely at his watcher, gathering about his legs the loose folds of his gown. The plump shadowed face and sullen oval jowl recalled a prelate, patron of the arts in the middle ages. A pleasant smile broke quietly over his lips.

    An adverb, double adjectives, a smile ("a pleasant" one, too, for clarification)...

    All from the first page of Joyce's Ulysses.
    Last edited by tomber; 07-04-2008 at 12:23 AM.

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