Thursday, September 06, 2012
I'm at the beginning of a book project*. I need your opinions on the best type of writing style for a book which is going to have granola contents (i.e. facts and information).
Is the best style the slightly weird chatty style I use on this here blog? Something academic and very neutral? Or a compromise between the two?
And how much humor?
This picture below is not a specimen page from the book but one of my first efforts (from that Echidne-At-Five booklet) at teaching myself to write. For those of you who read Finnish, it's a copy of a Christmas song or poem about Santa Claus and such, with no spacing and with a few of the letters flipped over.
*The topic remains a secret right now and the 'book' may never become a proper book. But I'm gonna write it, says she, determinedly.