Is it Creative Writing?

This post is inspired from some books, which I’ve read or dropped half-way recently.  I’ve been wondering when did this happen: A marked erosion of …

Is it Creative Writing?

This post today looks at a controversial topic of using swear words in literature. While I try to avoid using swear words wherever possible in my writing, there are cases where I think it would potentially, be acceptable for the rare curse word to enter the fray. Not everyone would agree with me on that note and it’s fine for you to have your opinion. However, while curse words could be used in writing, I don’t believe in using curse words for shock and awe tactics or repeatedly. Rather, they could be used in place of a release of extreme emotion. Most characters could likely avoid swearing altogether, but sometimes there comes a point where a character may feel that overwhelmed, by the plot and its supporting elements that they feel like they have to rant and use the odd swear word. Cases like these maybe during gritty survival stories or horror/thriller stories, typically intended for an older audience who are more likely to understand the nuances of the language being used. I personally intend to avoid swearing in my writing and where possible play around with the phrasing… (Shoot this is going on too long). I would be interested to hear your opinion on the topic, feel free to leave a comment below and please try to keep them clean.

Today’s words of thought are courtesy of Balroop Singh

One response to “Is it Creative Writing?”

  1. I think a little bit goes a long way.

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