Fucking Bad Language (Teehee!) #AtoZChallenge #AprilA2Z ‘F’


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Yeeeeah. First of all:

And then:

Right… that should have you all warmed up. 😉

I remember a time when I didn’t swear. Back in school, well before doing my GCSEs when I was nice and fluffy (insofar as I was EVER fluffy -_-) and afraid of my own shadow. I didn’t swear. I didn’t even think swear words.

These days I listen to my boys and I tell myself they’re saying ‘fork.’
But I don’t think they are.
Not really.
And there’s no one to blame for that but me. Well… maybe Bo Burnham too, but I’m the one who plays his songs at top volume while the young’uns are awake. That’s on me.

But following Da Shared Brain’s plans to get both me and Ileandra out of this head-rut, I’ve spent a lot of time with my head in Slippers & Chains.
I realised… my characters swear a lot.
I mean… A LOT!

I’m not sure if that’s a reflection of the people in my life, or just a reflection of me, or an example of what I think people do when they speak to each other. But my characters are totally foul mouthed!

Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I won’t be making any changes because I genuinely do believe that this is how these characters would talk to each other, but then I started to wonder….
Is this the sort of thing that separates general fiction from literary fiction?

I don’t do literary fiction. I can’t. I don’t know if that’s just my own head fighting against me, but I’ve told myself I don’t do it, so I don’t. But literary fiction, despite being supposedly posher, finer and more refined (opinions my own), is still fiction. It still has elements within it that should reflect the world around us. So wouldn’t literary characters swear?

Hmm. I don’t know. But now I’m thinking about it I’ll have to do a bit of research into it.

Even YA. I mean… kids these days are nothing like I was at their age. Kids now are mean, savage and older than their years. And they swear. Fuck-yes, they do. But how often do you find that reflected in YA fiction? I’ve certainly not come across it in any I’ve read. I know I don’t read a lot of YA, but maybe part of the reason I sometimes struggle with YA characters is because they don’t sound like the kids I know.

Or maybe the kids I know are just little shits who don’t know how to respect their fucking elders. 😛

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About Raven ShadowHawk

I take great pleasure in writing erotica and am merely one side of the proverbial coin. My other half, 'Ileandra Young' writes fantasy and the occasional comedy piece. My six-part series 'Meeting Each Other' is available in full, through Amazon and Smashwords while my debut novella 'Sugar Dust' is now re-released (!) available through Amazon via Little Vamp Press.
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One Response to Fucking Bad Language (Teehee!) #AtoZChallenge #AprilA2Z ‘F’

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