Feb 02


Posted: under Craft.
Tags:  February 2nd, 2012

Vonda N. McIntyre (a writer whose work I hope you’ve read)  has been posting some snarky comments about  the verb “seem.”     It seems that some writers seem to find a reason to seem uncertain about things going on in their books…they seem unable to say what someone felt, only what someone seemed to feel, seemed to think, seemed about to do, etc.   “Seem” has its uses (every word has its uses) but some words seem to fit a writer’s need not to say exactly what he/she means.   Thus, “seem” upholds the banner of “weasel-words.”

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