Views on profanity

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Re: Views on profanity

Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 01 Aug 2018, 19:36

Profanity is just an extension of our language. It keeps the book real. In my opinion, it doesn't have that much profanity.
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Post by mac83 » 21 Sep 2018, 10:15

I didn't feel like there was an overuse of profanity in the book. I've read other books with a lot more. I think I would rather just have the words there than the asterisk though.
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Post by HollandBlue » 21 Sep 2018, 10:39

It's okay once in a while, but I don't like it when it's used a lot. It seemed okay in 'Final Notice' to me.
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Post by jjmainor » 30 Sep 2018, 22:42

Profanity didn't stick out to me. As an author, usage depends on what kind of feel you're going with for the book, and how young of a reader you want to lure into your story.

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Post by Theresam » 18 Dec 2018, 15:21

I think profanity is realistic as long as it’s not over used. Sometimes I think it takes away from the story but is realistic when attributed to a character and their way of speaking

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Post by Tzara Drusak » 15 Jan 2019, 02:31

The inclusion of asterisks for me would detract from the whole point of the message I assume you're trying to transmit. What I appreciated about Final Notice was its basic lack of censorship - it being loud and attention-grabby with the details of the scenes and whatnot. Not saying that profanities are an instrumental part of making a book 'good' or reducing the alleged boring quality that some books inevitably have, but I feel that the aggressive undertone aids in expressing the brutality of reality and abuse concerning guns and all that that the novel pounced on.
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