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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

6 Comments

  1. Jia
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 21:48:16

    Argh. The lack of punctuation was one of many things that annoyed me about The Road!

  2. veinglory
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 21:57:30

    It seems like every paper and magazine has recently discovered sexy vampires.

  3. Randi
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 09:09:51

    ugh, I couldn’t even read that Journal article. What a piece of fluff. And no mention of Anne Rice? Please. Vampires have been around as a sex symbol for over a century. Hello..Dracula?

  4. MCHalliday
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 12:19:53

    Solely using periods, or a blend of periods and dashes, doesn’t create reading elegance. With the loss of quotation marks, I find a tale becomes a low drone of nothingness.

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  6. kirsten saell
    Nov 02, 2008 @ 19:11:40

    I once tried to read a litfic novel with no quotes (and virtually no other punctuation), and within fifteen minutes I had a headache. I couldn’t be bothered to read past page 10.

    And it’s not that I don’t enjoy demanding prose. But the narrative needs to flow, and it can’t flow if I have to stop all the time and decide whether a particular sentence or word is or isn’t dialogue.

    Whatever drug these authors are self-medicating with, they need to cut it out…

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