Dropping the F-bomb

In GHOST IN THE MACHINE, one of the editing comments I had was drop the use of the “F-word” (okay – FUCK). I cut it from 250-odd examples down to 133.

The reason I left so many in is that the book should reflect reality – it’s 2012, that’s how people in the central belt of Scotland speak, especially police officers under colossal amounts of stress.

It’s therefore nice to see someone else (Dina Santorelli) blog about it –

http://makingbabygrand.com/2012/07/29/writing-tip-94/

That’s one of my very favourite blogs as well – check it out.

— Ed

Author: edjamesauthor

East Lothian-based writer of crime fiction novels. Published by Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer imprint and self-published on Kindle.

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