The things one does for the sake of plausibility…
Anyone that witnessed the Great Swape Debate probably knows that I sometimes can go at weird lengths to find the right words to describe plausibly what’s happening in my stories.
Language is the main tool of anyone who’s writing, and it must strike a balance between elegance and function.
That’s the tricky bit, if you will.
Now, a few days back I read a page from a book in which the sound of swords being drawn was described as a cackle.
This sort of surprised me because… Continue reading