Monday, 6 July 2009

Arguments and writing

Do you know when you've spent too long writing historical fiction?
That's right, when you start arguing in an eighteenth-Century manner.
"Don't grin at me in that manner, it is most unbecoming!"
What on earth made me say that? Not only is it demeaning, it's also hilariously outdated. I'd just been editing a scene set in 1827, so it's probably down to that. What's next?
Forsooth, I can do little but disagree with the proposition that you have put forward.
or perhaps in dialect:
What'cha sayin' that for; stop or I'll scat yer 'ead.
It is, however, a great way of ending an argument, as we were both too busy laughing to continue.

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