How not to write: unlikely movement of body part NO NOs

One (or more) writing no no’s – inspired by Kristin Lamb’s blog post, 5 Common Writing Pitfalls:

John’s hands explored the stars for answers, breaking apart old constellations, tracing new constellations, and throwing the universe into chaos. His hands fell from the sky to rest at his slides. And the universe snapped back to the way it was.

This wasn’t working! John thought to himself.

4 Responses to How not to write: unlikely movement of body part NO NOs

  1. Aaron says:

    Great one! I do love the warning of avoiding “alien movements.” 🙂

    I’ll have to be more careful when writing, I found a couple stupid things I’m doing.

    Aaron@Biebert

    • Stan Faryna says:

      Thanks Aaron. We all make mistakes. But practice makes better!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Yogizilla says:

    This piece is like a “Where’s Waldo?” for writing aptitude (or lack of it). Thanks for sharing! 8)

    • Stan Faryna says:

      Yogizilla – that has to be one of the top 10 all time coolest nicknames I’ve ever come across.

      The truth is that I’m trying to learn how to write a novel on the fly – as I write the first draft of my novel about the end times. [grin] The best way to learn, of course, is to crash though the mistakes with Waldo-esque enthusiasm.

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