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On the topic of *CRASHBANGPOPSPLAT* onomatopoeias

 
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AeronauticDreams
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: On the topic of *CRASHBANGPOPSPLAT* onomatopoeias Reply with quote

How does one feel about them, do you think they are childish and for the great unwashed plebeian plurality?

Or do you think they add pace and timing to a scene? Give it punch that it needs. A creative dressing to a scene that needs to move and flow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Just a thought . . . Reply with quote

I try my best to refrain from the use of onomatopoeias in my writings. To me, it's kind of distracting to the actual workings of the written word.

Just my $0.02 USD worth.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, I do the same unless I feel I have no other option for the sake of pacing.

I used to read a lot of Matthew Reilly books when I was younger, now that is a fellow who relies on them too much. Coming back to his books as an adult was an experience that's for sure.

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