This page documents some things I found while reading other peoples’ works that I think stood out as lessons in greatness or lessons in mistakes. I only cite authors if I quote them verbatim and if it’s not so bad it might embarrass them :-O
Errors of Their Ways
- I read a short story in the first person where the narrator used phrases and words that the ordinary guy off the street would not. There was no indication of the narrator’s profession, and nothing to indicate it had to do with word smithing, so the effect was to make the character himself unbelievable as a real person. Thus his interactions with others became purely academic.