Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prairie Chick Takes a Stand on Floating Body Parts

I'm blogging about Floating Body Parts over at today.

Floating body parts is one aspect of writing that I have a problem following the rules because I don't get them. I believe in this case, the rules interfere with creative license. Here's a small portion of my post:

Have we come so far from the old literary masters in our drive for perfection that we’re robbing our writing of it’s voice? Draining it of all those delightful phrases that immediately bring an image to mind? Peeling back the layers until a child could grasp the concept while the rest of us tire from boredom? Stripping the beauty of our words for the sake of a new set of rules?

What do you think? Do you use FBP’s or other metaphors? Should they be banned or glorified?

(btw - I know, I said I was going to work on a movie set today but the roads were so dangerous last night when hubby drove back from the city that he adivsed against it. Car, trucks and semi's littered the roads and ditches. So, I called in and cancelled. Hopefully, I'll be called back another day.)

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