How not to write: unlikely movement of body part NO NOs

May 30, 2011

One (or more) writing no no’s – inspired by Kristin Lamb’s blog post, 5 Common Writing Pitfalls:

John’s hands explored the stars for answers, breaking apart old constellations, tracing new constellations, and throwing the universe into chaos. His hands fell from the sky to rest at his slides. And the universe snapped back to the way it was.

This wasn’t working! John thought to himself.