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  • Leonard, Elmore, on "hooptedoodle," 153; debilitating cool of, 153-159; smoothly planed surfaces of, 155; Sartre as summarized by, 156; perfect-ear imperfections of, 157-158

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  • What the writer is doing, he’s writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character’s head, and the reader either knows what the guy’s thinking or doesn’t care.

    Wright's Writing Corner: Putting In the Stuff People Skip.

  • What the writer is doing, he's writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character's head, and the reader either knows what the guy's thinking or doesn't care.

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  • Long before The Washington Post described him as "crime fiction's greatest living practitioner," he was writing novels about the old West, and in that genre he was a different man — addressing the reader directly, getting into his characters 'heads, and engaging in other things he now dismisses as "hooptedoodle."

    The Prisoner of Cool

  • Had too much of this hooptedoodle and good-fellow stuff.

    Babbitt

  • That's the trouble with all this class-brother hooptedoodle. ''

    Babbitt

  • That’s the trouble with all this class-brother hooptedoodle.

    Chapter 15

  • What the writer is doing, he’s writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character’s head, and the reader either knows what the guy’s thinking or doesn’t care.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Wax Poetic

  • That’s the trouble with all this class-brother hooptedoodle.”

    Babbit

  • That's the trouble with all this class-brother hooptedoodle. "

    Babbitt

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  • A literary word that, technically, has no place being in this dictionary. Hooptedoodle is stuff that gets in the way of a story's making progress, it is wordy, unnecessary, space-taking, and, typically, should be edited out. (From ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology)

    October 11, 2008