Originally Posted by OneandonlyDoc
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!
" "Be-bump-bump-bump... blop
Originally Posted by Penforhire
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.