What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation.

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I always thought it just mean to be a radical. Woo! Party! Get drunk and write, you radical party guy! No, it means write with abandon and then edit with austerity. Be flat out crazaaay when you write. Make up words. Express every feeling no matter how embarrassing, then edit it – not to remove that stuff, but to make it legible and poignant.

When CP’s see paragraphs and say it touched them or that they identify with a passage, often it came from this type of abandon that was later refined. I should do it more.

What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?

15 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. To me it really depends on voice. If I’m in a POV where the character or narrator is exuberant anyway, all the better. But if they’re more measured, maybe even uptight, it doesn’t help me much to write drunk. I don’t think so anyway – perhaps I’ve never really given it a go. *hurries off to write with abandon*

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