[DWJ] Writing for the young (was Dumbledore vs. Snape)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed May 16 11:26:39 EDT 2007

On May 16, 2007, at 2:49 AM, Paul Andinach wrote:

> On Mon, 14 May 2007, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 May 2007 20:07:35 -0500, Mark Allums wrote:
>> Referential footnotes, not humorous ones.  I still hate it when I'm 
>> reading a book with end notes and the reference turns out to be a 
>> gazillion citations for other books rather than actual text.
> What I hate in non-fiction books is when *most* of the endnotes are 
> citations, but every now and then there'll be a paragraph of something 
> relevant but tangential that would have spoiled the flow if it had 
> been left in the main text. If all the footnotes are citations, I can 
> just ignore them, but if some of them aren't I have to keep following 
> them and mostly being disappointed.

_I_ like books -- and I've found a few -- that use footnotes for 
stuff and endnotes for citations.  Very, very handy.


Man is the only animal that learns by being
hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and
then, eventually, he becomes polite.

                                 - Jean Kerr

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