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Old 10-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #14
Steven Lyle Jordan
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Originally Posted by OneandonlyDoc View Post
There are some authors who have used the sound of a scream (or a shriek, as is the case with my example) to great effect. L.E. Modesitt Jr. is one of them.
Meh. Well, not really, but to me (and others), onomatopoeia often comes across as stilted and artificial in novels. Gimmicky. Describing a sound (and allowing the reader to mentally fill in the blank) is much more satisfying to me than reading, "Eeeyyaaauuugghhhhh!" "Crash!" "Be-bump-bump-bump... blop!"

That's me.

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Spoil sport. Didn't Charlie Brown scream "Waugh?"
Like I said, that's a comic. In comics, it's okay, because everything is distorted for sequential art.

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