Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Words I Don't Want To Read in Romances #2

Flame-haired.

Just... stop.

Stop, stop, STOP. Or I will come round and set fire to YOUR hair. THEN we'll see if flame-haired is an adjective of beauty.

There are other words for red hair, people.

Use them.

4 Comments:

At 11:23 am, Blogger Biddy said...

*sneaks over to wip and quickly deletes*
Me? Use the description "flame haired"? No!!

 
At 12:54 pm, Blogger Sela Carsen said...

LOL!! Flame-haired is actually kind of a deal-breaker for me. For a giggle, read the blurb for Nan Ryan's latest, The Legend of Love

 
At 6:24 pm, Blogger Julie said...

Ha! I did a search and I've never used "flame-haired". I have used "her hair, vanilla-scented and the colour of flame" which I don't think implies it's actually alight.

 
At 11:20 am, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

LOL Susan - that's the blurb that sparked it off. Although they may get away with that. If she was due to be executed by being burnt at the stake....

Yeah, okay, Julie, I'll let you get away with that one... ;-)

Ah, Biddy, well done!

 

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