[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 
substantive
stuff and endnotes for citations.  Very, very handy.

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then, eventually, he becomes polite.

                                 - Jean Kerr




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