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Advice to writers

January 12, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Under no circumstances is it acceptable to use the word “sheepishly.”

I should not need to explain why. This word will turn the finest sentence from music to something more like the sound of two steel-toed boots dropping on the boot mat: clunk, clunk. Using this word is like announcing that you lack ears.

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  1. January 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    What if the character acts in the manner of a sheep? I am saving that word, in case I ever write about such a character.

    Congrats on the cool Globe review, by the way!

  2. January 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Ovine. šŸ˜‰

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