This is so clever. Or maybe it’s just the English major in me that gets it.
yes. it’s only you, the english major who gets it
not the 200,000 other people who’ve also seen it
I disagree with the word amounts. I mean, for writers like Lovecraft and Poe, their genius was the depth and richness in their writing and this was accomplished by using more words to describe the enviroment to make reading about it more immersive. No one can make rules about writing. People will write however the hell they want to and other than 4 and 6, i cant help but find things to dislike in these ‘rules’. There is also the problem of what certain people like to read. What i think is good writing, others may think is pathetic or loathsome. It goes both ways.
So other than basic grammar and not using age old and long over-done cliches, there is no ‘good’ way to write. It depends entirely on how one writes, what they are writing about and what message they want to get across, if there is one. So dont police how we should write, please.
PS: what is so wrong with avidly advocating alliteration?
Who wants to only write/read books that follow the same writing technique anyway?