This post was originally written and posted August 18th, 2014, and has been touched up and reposted here for archival purposes.
Still off the grid in Alaska. This post was uploaded ahead of time for your viewing pleasure.
I expect that many of you upon reading this title expect something quite different than what you’re about to view. Perhaps a bit of a treatise on the use of various types of language, or on the origins of language, or even on the syntax and verbal tics of characters.
Actually, that last one isn’t a bad idea, but I’ve talked about it before. I guess I could go more in depth with it. If you’ve never considered how the language of different characters and scenes can affect your writing, well, it’s definitely worth thinking about.
But today, I’m going to talk about a different kind of language.