Monday, July 18, 2011

Acronym City: MG FAQs

I will begin this post with a completely unrelated anecdote.

When I was growing up, I loved the movie With Honors. It's about a Harvard student (Brendan Fraser) who loses the only copy of his thesis down a grate. It's found by a homeless man (Joe Pesci) who proceeds to give him back one page per favor. I found the movie both touching and funny. And the title of my post is reminding me of one particular bit of dialogue.

Joe Pesci is being interviewed by a social worker about receiving disability payments. He is, shall we say, a bit facetious.

Social Worker: DOB?
Joe Pesci: EFGHIK

This exchange has always cracked me up, even upon repeated viewing. I think it mostly has to do with the delivery.

Anyhoo, so acronyms. The title of this blog post...

Hey, I'm a guest over at YA author Gennifer Albin's blog today, answering some frequently asked questions about writing Middle Grade! Dying to know my thoughts on MG language, trends, marketing and more? Read it here.


  1. Sounds like a great movie. I haven't seen it yet, but will have to find it on Netflix.

  2. Love that flick... and I'll head over.