Originally Posted by elainevdw
Vivling, I'm really curious about your take on American writing! What's generally annoying about it? I'm an English major and editor, so I find the subject fascinating.
I don't know about other countries, but here In Finland people say "It's so American" when they refer to a book or a movie that is made to appeal the masses and where everything is underlined and explained to such detail that even the dumbest person will understand it.
I think that type of writing has evolved because of the need to appeal to majority because of the huge market. In smaller countries it pretty much doesn't matter how you write because your readership will be small anyway and you're not going to get rich writing books (or making movies) no matter what you do
That's my theory.