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Will we really be using emoticons in our writing?

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Offline George Hamilton
19 Jul 2013, 09:59 AM | Post: #1

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Will we really be using emoticons in our writing?

This from a thread on KBoards had me giggling. So, will we really be using emoticons in our writing?
"Very true. Which leads to a great idea for cutting down on the adverbs in our writing: Use emoticons instead.

Staring down the dark cellar steps, she could see the faint outline of a man standing there, staring back up at her. She gasped surprisedly.  Shocked"
Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
19 Jul 2013, 11:51 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Will we really be using emoticons in our writing?

Oh, I love adjectives so in the future I'll just go

The Screwloose man in the Santa  suit didn't like the Filing Nails woman. He killed her with a Cake  knife, and the Devil  police never solved this Hiding  murder.

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19 Jul 2013, 11:59 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Will we really be using emoticons in our writing?

Ha ha! I rejected a book for inclusion in the IBB newsletter yesterday on the grounds that the author had used the heart symbol in her blurb.
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