Well, hopefully you do not soon hate me. I'm not really big on being hated. And actually I don't even really intend to be controversial. Makes for a great blog title, though. I'm all about the hook. haha
But, though I may yet hope to remain your harmless little lovable Nevets full of sweetness and light, I will warn you that Tactless Tuesdays are coming, starting next week.
Again, it's all about the hook. (Which, on a total tangent is the name of a very catchy bit of goofy story-telling in verse by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks with a Rolling Stones-ish feel.) On Tactless Tuesday I will not be tactless. I'm way too much a of a goody-goody for that. But I will take of the infamous kid-gloves and cut to the chase of cliche.
Say what, Nevets? Speak English, Man.
To give you an idea of what I mean, the opening series of posts will cover Lies that Writers Tell Themselves, the first five weeks of which will cover...
- Stories exist outside of our imagination.
- Characters have lives of their own.
- We each need to just write however works best for us.
- If people don't understand what we've written, it's just because our writing is too artistic and intellectual.
- We need to write for a target audience.
For each of these, I will explain why I think it's a lie, how I think the lie manifests itself, and why I think the lie is dangerous. I will definitely not be targeting people or being rude. Just honest without window dressing. And I'm not talking to anyone. I'm a writer, and I buy into these lies all the time. I just hope to call attention to these issues, help get thought flowing, and maybe get some conversation started.
So look for Tactless Tuesday, starting next week!