Or rather, can you write like Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter?
Here are some sample sentences from her new book:
“As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on.”
“I breathed in an autumn bouquet that combined everything small-town America with rugged splashes of the Last Frontier.”
Slate characterizes her style as having “multiple references to local flora and fauna, heavy use of PSAT vocabulary, slightly defensive tone, and difficult-to-parse meaning.” They even created a pretty funny index for the book. Sample entries:
________halibut tacos, 1
________reindeer sausage 1
________caribou lasagna, 218
They’re also having a contest to see who can write the most Palinesque sentence. Contest details here.
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