What\u2019s On and About on the Writer\u2019s Beat Forum
A lively discussion on the importance (or lack of) coffee took
place in The Inkster Incorporated forum:
"Coffee is a constitutional right. If not, it should be."
"I believe coffee is the joy of peoples m ornings."
But not everyone was as enthusiastic about a morning
cup \u2018o mud:
"Coffee is the devil's brew. It makes users (addicts?)
indulge in motormouth babel while their brains are hotwired on
caffeine. First step on the road to coke, crank and the cheap
thrills of pseudo-ephedrine cold medication."
Useful Writer\u2019s Tip from the WB Forum:
"I came across a tip that I found helpful and thought I would pass it on.
Some words you just don't need. They clutter up otherwise clean writing.
There's a list of the most frequent offenders I keep near my keyboard. Here
they are: just, really, definitely, so, even, such, very, at all certainly,
exactly, anyway, some.
And some unnecessary phrases: started to, began to, proceeded to.
You rarely need these words. For crisper writing, lose the unnecessary
words.You'll have more room for your story to grow."
You Really Don't Need the Word "Really"
Writer's Beat Forum, Writer's Tips and Advice
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Nov., 1922 - April 2007
\u201cLike so many Americans,
she was trying to construct a
life that made sense from
things she found in gift
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Works by Kurt Vonnegut,
The Sirens of Titan
God Bless You,
Welcome to the Monkey House