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I like writing stuff that makes people laugh.

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chris wrote:
I like writing stuff that makes people laugh.


So glad you said that because I was wondering how long we all had to wait before telling you that you're attempts at gritty realism were failing.
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I would be ever so grateful if what I wrote entertained just 1 person (not including me) and devastatingly overjoyed if something I wrote was published, whether it be a work of great importance or fluff.

I read to be entertained, and I write so my overactive imagination doesn't send my reality into a tailspin.

Great importance is not on the agenda of this suburban desperate housewife. Although I do enjoy it.
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My answer would be my philosophy of writing.

Write your story. One story at a time.

I think that the more you read of others, classics or best sellers, seeps into your brain and tends to dilute your own story and style via mimicry.

In other words, the more you read other's words, the more you lose your own originality.

Writing should be original. See Cormac McCarthy (no puncuation), Thornton Wilder, Camus.........


i'm just gonna step off now and read "The Shack".
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