November 24, 2007
The Amazing One Sentence Article
Oh my God, that entire article was written in one sentence. Next time I have to write a review for the "Setonian", I'm writing it in one sentence and see how that goes. I'm going to assume not well.
"Maybe Ken Fuson is the next Geoffery Chaucer" (212).
No, he's not. I spent an entire semester in a class all about Chaucer and never once did he write like this. Everything the editors of ABNW said was so great about the article truly annoyed me. I'm sorry, but it's not the way I would ever write an article, even a little piece like this one. "Repeating 'by' creates parallels". No, what it does is seem overly repetative. "Semicolon breaks the sentence into manageable parts". So do periods. This just seems to go against all the journalism writing techniques I've learned thus far. When I try to get creative like this, it backfires and doesn't get published. Maybe I'll go work for "The Des Moines Register".
Posted by VanessaKolberg at November 24, 2007 12:51 AM
I agree with you. I did not think that Fuson's "article" belonged in a newspaper; I was think that it belongs more in a book of prose. That was not news, but creative writing. There was wayyy too much flowery expressiveness, which is usually frowned upon in the journalistic world. Fuson should have just sticken to what he was good at: writing long stories. This piece of writing sent up a bunch of red flags for me, and I'm sure there is going to be a big discussion about it in class tomorrow.
That is what I thought while reading this, and I'm sure that there will be (or should be...hint to Jerz if he's reading) a disscussion about this in class. In my blog;however, I talked about how I liked this article and how I liked that it was different. But I KNOW that it is NOTHING like how we are supposed to write for newspapers, which throws me off a bit. I wish this is the kind of writing that newspapers produced, that would keep my attention to read from the front page on, but I don't know. We'll see in class tomorrow I guess.