Friday, February 18, 2005

Wannabe-Blogger-Reporters

This paragraph from Scrivener's Error a year ago on reasons for manuscript rejection applies to those currently mob-blogging, writing unsalable scripts and refusing to learn the craft for which they claim a right to by eminent domain.

4.1 The author is on bad terms with the Muse of Logic. Although the sentences are in acceptable English, they substitute grandiosity for thought, being rife with non sequiturs, unstated assumptions, Olympic-caliber conclusion jumping, poor math skills, ad hominem arguments, straw-man attacks, and other grade-school-level fallacies.

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