Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,

Vocab and other things

1. Is it only in English that using the same word too much in a particular piece of writing is considered bad style, so that we rack our brains for synonyms and different ways to say the same thing?

Thesauruses never help.

I've studied several languages, but I don't know any well enough to do composition in. I imagine the hardest part is learning what good style *is* in your new language. Though I suppose you pick it up the same way you do in your native language: by reading a lot.

Does trying to find all those synonyms make you crazy?

2. Do you ever find, when you're in the middle of writing a story and it's with you (in your head) wherever you are, at work, on the bus, etc, that you start to wonder why you're not getting any feedback for it, even though you haven't actually finished and posted it yet?

Just me, then.

3. I've started thinking about getting a PC. Not to *use*. I have my Mac and I will always have my Mac. But it would be useful for checking websites in IE6 (Virtual PC is such a pain) and for using goddamn IRC to d/l files. I hope this isn't one of the signs of the apocalypse.
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