overuse of phrase or word

Devra at aol.com Devra at aol.com
Thu Mar 20 00:43:10 EST 2003


In a message dated 3/19/03 3:51:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
owner-dwj-digest at suberic.net writes:


> Using a phrase twice in twenty books is using it so many times it
> becomes trite?
Oh, YES.  My cousin and I used to call this 'neon words' when we were editing 
my Trek fanzine.  These are words that, used twice in a 500 page story, cause 
everyone to say, 'oh ghu, are they using THAT word again!'   
     Devra

Devra Langsam
www.poisonpenpress.com
devra at aol.com
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