Feathers on a snake? Lol. Oh man! This is awesome :)
I like: be more or less specific. I think I've actually heard someone say this.
The last one is my favourite :-)
Very clever! It made me laugh.
Hehehe interesting, but not the most hard and fast writing rules I've ever seen. ;-)
This is for Adult Fiction right? 'Cause it is a terrible idea to follow all of these rules while writing for MG or YA. The result will be a robotic and adult-sounding yarn that no kid/teen or editor will be interested in.
I've seen that before - funny!
Very cute! Made me laugh this morning.
Nice, made me smile.
I like the mixed metaphor one.
Lord! I commit every one of these literary offenses in my blog posts.Mea culpa!
be more or less specific LOL :)
I've never not thought about all these doubly negative rules.
I love how little effort you put into posts like this and yet you get tons more comments than I ever do. Makes me think I'm doing something wrong.
Hysterical. Love it y'all. It's kinda sorta enlightening. Oh,my heck. this is a hundred million times better than anything ever.OK, I'm getting tired, but let me just say. Cute. Funny. Clever. At least, this eliminates the use of those pesky commas.
I do almost all those. I should get a prize for that.
Hahaha...well, if there were a writer's prison I'd be in it. Great list. :)
@Grumpy: I put effort into this. I had to find and upload the original .jpg file, right? And nearly everyone finds it interesting.
I hope you didn't strain yourself typing a couple keywords into Google. Shall I call a masseuse over to massage your fingers?
Love this! I totally know how to write good.
Be more or less specific is my favorite one
Twenty-two is my favorite, apparently.
Michael, you and Grumpy need to take it to the lasertag or paintball field. Seriously. :P
Thanks for the clarification Michael. Now I feel enlightened and ready to write the world's best book ever!
I used to have this hanging on the wall in my classroom back when I was teaching. I love it.
An other print out for sure. I will tell Lenny to check this out too. He is a kid who is helping Sharon Mahew write a picture book. He wants to be a writer when he grows up too. Some one in her blog created a new word - - - "bloggerhood" ie friendship and neighbourhood combined. Would you think that Webster's will accept it?
HAHA! Thanks for the laugh!
I love this. I'm sharing it on Facebook later and sending it to a grammar teacher at my school now.
Cute! Who does need rhetorical questions?
No problem, I think I can do all of that with a piece of cake tied behind my back!
Hehe! I like number 3. Of course, if a writer actually followed this list completely, it'd probably be one boring book.
That's a brilliant list. I'm nowhere near Frank's level of wit. One day at a time, right? :)
I can't pick a favorite. Fun list though. Perfect for a Monday! :)
Brilliant!Although I could have given a more colorful example for #14.
Loved this! I had to look up 'alliteration' and then I got the joke.
*LOL* Thank you for the laugh!
Michael, you know the Latin at the top of your picture is gibberish when put all together like that, right?
Loved the list. If we followed everything we wouldn't get published. The one thing I can say is I don't use profanity in picture books.
One last rule: While writing a sex scene, you must be original.
There is a line with too much specificity and not enough. What's wrong with swearing though?
I think I'm with Grumpy. You get all these comments and you've written only a sentence or so of your own! :) It was cute (although I never take writing advice from those "in the business" humorous or not) but (and maybe this is just me) I like your rants better.
Very nice =]
I like those... made me laugh...
Ha ha, I love this list. Thanks for sharing Frank's tips. Have a great week.
I like the last one.
Bawahahaha! 20 is my favorite.
Haha! My favorite: Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.Amen.
LOL! This is brilliant. I particularly like "Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms." :D
lol, these gave me a giggle
I seriously love this. Made me giggle. :)
I live for mixed metaphors!!LOL
Pretty cool list. I chuckled at the feathers on a snake @ 19.
LOL that's funny. And I have to add that his English is incredible! :D