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Old 10-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan View Post
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.
I don't necessarily disagree--you're certainly right about the fact that it's about how you do it.

Execution counts.
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