The Use Of Profanity In Writing

Profanity is an interesting topic to me because of people’s vastly different reactions to it both in real life and literature. Some people cringe and can’t take swear words at all, others aren’t bothered by them in the slightest and some people consider them only to be effective when used in a good context. You even get those who feel profanity is a crutch for the inarticulate.

I don’t quite fall on any particular side in this debate because I’m totally an advocate for freedom in writing and creating art with as little rules as possible. But I do like to entertain all sides of the discussion.

My desire to talk about the topic arose recently when out of interest I checked the ‘fuck’ count in my upcoming book, The Black Glass Killer, and discovered that the word appeared a whopping 150 times in the novel so far, and that number can go up or down during the editing process.

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An Important Lesson For Writers And Artists

Writing is a massive part of who I am. I would honestly say it defines me. In truth I have no greater passion than writing and of course gaming as well. These two joys have stuck with me for most of my life and I would certainly hope that they continue to do so long into my future.

However long or short that is.

As you may know I am aiming for publication of my first novel, and a nervousness has entered my system. It was expected I suppose. I’m nervous about the quality, I know it won’t be a great piece of literature that changes the world as I’m barely an infant in my career and I am wondering how it will be received since no one but my significant other has actually read the book.

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