Writing advice

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By Jamie Thunder

editors pickWrite about what you know, they said. But when she wrote about the hollow pull of loneliness and the fear she felt when walking alone they said no, no that is self-indulgent, and unfair on the many men who do nothing to warrant fear, even late at night when the bulbs in the streetlights are broken and the shadows run across the pavement like foxes. So she wrote about dragons and magic instead, and they praised her humor, her lyricism, and her vivid imagination.

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26 thoughts on “Writing advice

    1. Thank you – there is an additional irony in that I am a man writing about a woman’s experience of writing, but I hope that doesn’t detract. Feel free to keep rereading πŸ˜‰

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  1. Wonderful. A comment on how writing about reality is not always viewed as important as the places we go to escape it. It’s like, the information is there in front of them to see the truth but they’d rather hear lies. Beautifully written.

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  2. I very much enjoyed this. It reminds me that ultimately I have to write about what evokes the desire in me to put pen to paper. It has nothing to with anyone else. We must write for ourselves. When we write solely for an audience it is far less authentic
    All the best
    Moshe

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