Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I wrote Ætherstorm almost completely without contractions, against my normal inclination and style, because I wanted to give it a bit of a feel of the Jules Verne and H.G. Wells stories I've been reading lately. Now I hear back from several readers that they don't like it, it makes the dialogue feel stilted and unnatural.
>sigh< Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Anyhow, enjoy this cute picture of a steampunk kitten while I go through and fix all the broken dialogue.
By the way, if you're ever looking for a picture to describe contractions, such as 'it's' or 'they're', don't do a google image search for 'contractions'. The bulk of the images returned have nothing to do with the shortened forms of words.