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How Much Profanity Do You Need In Your Novel?

How your characters relate to each other is critical to the story

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Have you thought about profanity in your novels? Do your characters use profanity in their speech?

It’s a common issue as we use profanity in our lives (well, maybe some don’t) and we are familiar with it. However, writing about it is different. It must come as a natural speech pattern…



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Geri Spieler

Award-winning writer, master researcher, journalist, former Gartner analyst, non-fiction author. Reach me at