If you can’t stand the Twilight saga, you’ll love “Reasoning With Vampires.” This blog, written by a serious grammar stickler, picks apart Stephenie Meyer’s popular vampire novels and offers constructive criticism down to the sentence level. The author took on the project because he or she has “given up all hope that any rule of writing has emerged unscathed from the clumsy hands of Meyer.”
Awkward word choices! Poor grammar! Weak characterization! Twilight’s got them by the truckload, and Reasoning With Vampires catalogues them with no mercy. The blog is now up to 30 pages of deconstructed Meyerisms, using diagrams to point out everything from how psychologically disturbed Edward is to how many comma splices Meyer employs. Highlights include “Passage in Which The Reader Discovers Bella is not a Plumber” and “Alternatives to Stalking.”
sent to me on formspring.
This is somehow better than the Interrobang
HOLY FREEDOM FRIES, some one else besides me knows about the interrobang!?!
I will not rest until this is on my keyboard!
Demicolon and sarcmark are all I need to finish my incoherent NaNoWriMo novel!