Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Things to think about when writing a novel?

I'm a big fan of science fiction and fantasy novels (which are probably the biggest perpetrators of made up words), but I find this XKCD comic hilarious! I also love how when you mouse over the comic it says, "Except for Lewis Carroll or Tolkien, you get five made up words per novel. I'm looking at you, Anathem." Anathem is a book by Neal Stephenson that contains a lot of discussions about philosophy, math, and physics... and a lot of made up words.

1 comment:

  1. Cheers to made up words! My dad raised me on sci-fi, so we can talk shop anytime :)