Interested in your thoughts on swearing. I am currently revising my first book and one of the chapters is titled, What The F!ck. I checked with the host on the appropriateness of profanity, and he approved stating it was acceptable because it is language used today. Even though it will definitely be a turn off to some, it’s exactly what I said when I was at a point in my life in which I had no idea how I got there! I’ve been known to use the F word a time or two in real life situations! (or 10!)
NOTE this one is sort of NSFW, I did sensor though.
I got a review recently suggesting to add a profanity to my book. I’m not a prude by any means, I can be foul-mouthed when appropriate. I didn’t think the scene necessarily needed one. The biggies are not in my book and I haven’t given much thought to adding them… yet.
When reviewed by a professional I was told my writing is borderline Young Adult and New Adult. That the writing style and content could swing either way. Not a bad thing I was assured. This means I am open to a wider market. Huh. Okay so what to do about swearing? At this point I think I’ll leave it out. Now it’s been brought to my attention I will have to think more on this. What is acceptable? What isn’t? Does it even matter anymore? Given the content and settings of my…
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