Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Power of Words

I browsed through several James Lee Burke novels the other day. I'm the type that reads all the extra stuff on a book: back cover blurb, inside flaps, author bio, dedications, copyright info, reprint info, list of other novels, acknowledgements and prologue. Here are a few words and phrases used to describe Burke's writing. I couldn't help but wonder if even one could be used to describe my own.
How about yours?

Powerful plots
Powerful characters
Distinctive style
Vivid
Expansive
Luminous
Gorgeous
Wicked bite
Gifted
Great
Stylish
Seduces
Lacerates
Mesmerizes
Evocative
Complex
Rich
Startling
Brilliant
Moving
Elegant
Fascinating
Gripping


3 comments:

Carole said...

Those are great words. If they were said about my writing, I would jump for joy.

Charles Gramlich said...

"Lacerates." Now there's one I'd like to be used to describe my stuff.

Sylvia Ney said...

WOW - very powerful!