This Is Awesome, He Explained

As discerning literary types (like all readers of this blog), you are no doubt familiar with the concept of a “said bookism“, words like “exclaimed”, or “retorted” that are used in direct violation of Elmore Leonard’s rules, under the misguided impression that “said” isn’t basically invisible (back when “said” was out of fashion, one could apparently mail order “said books” with lists of the things – hence the name).

Normally, of course, these are considered bad things in this modern world, but they can be a force for good, as in these wonderful examples.


~ by smwilliams on February 25, 2014.