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Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
Worst lines of writing ever?

So tell me…have you ever read anything and thought that was the worst line ever? Or at least one that made you laugh because it was so cheesy or bad? Maybe you wrote it and thought that (let’s hope you caught it in edits LOL).

I’m not talking whole books of purple prose but just one line in a book that stood out as horrible or that basically defined how awful the whole book was. It could even be an awful line in an otherwise really good book. Just share with us what it is.

Recently I read a not-so-great book. I struggled to get through it. I mean really struggled but I finished it because that’s what I do. I don’t like to not finish books, you know, just in case it gets better or something. Writers work hard at what they do and it’s all subjective. I figure I can try to find something good. In this case, not so much. Anyway the line that I thought was bad was this:

His hands slid up and over her breasts where they rested.

It’s not really horrible, I know, but it bothered me for the rest of the book. How often do your breasts rest? I guess they do all the time it’s just a weird wording if you ask me. Just one of many in this book.