|Opinion||Writers who write for themselves instead of their readers are disgusting|
– BorgClown, 2009-10-14 at 06:42:52 (5 comments)
|On 2009-10-14 at 06:54:19, BorgClown wrote...
Heartily agree. They are narcissistic, protagonists more than storytelleres, and their style is corny, melodramatic and full of plot holes. A writer should write for their readers, and like a chef, deliver the best product he can. A writer must provoke her readers to think and imagine the story on their own terms, not limit them to his vision. Writers who write for themselves should write a diary instead, but they crave the attention. The irony resides in the fact that writing for ego massaging makes lousy writing, so they set sail for fail from the beginning, and most end up storing their trash stories in a drawer.
|On 2009-10-14 at 07:02:53, BorgClown wrote...
I've just read two stories from a fellow writer, someone much more prolific and better writer than me, I might add. Nevertheless, he writes for himself, and that's why he writes a lot, and bad. Whenever he feels low, he produces a corny "children story" or an emotional letter. No wonder he rarely gets something personal published. I've seen or read a few similar writers, who are proud of their misunderstood artist aura without realizing that their works are not misunderstood, but disliked. Ah, whatever. The weather report is on TV, I'll wash away the corniness watching the weather girl boobs.
|On 2009-10-14 at 10:05:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I interpret this opinion in a different way. People who write simple things like e-mails often write to their own low standards, instead of making an effort for their reader. They use terrible English and then claim that it's okay because it's 'informal' and they could write properly if it were important. My own stance is that you only write a message once, whatever the medium, and it will be read multiple times (and even if you only send it to one person, they may pass it on). If you do your best writing every time, then you're practicing each time. Writing well puts a small burden on you, but makes life easier for your reader - it's simple consideration.
|On 2009-10-14 at 12:51:53, DigitalBoss wrote...
Disgusting is relative.
|On 2009-10-17 at 14:21:22, Thelevellers wrote...
Weather girl bewbs! YAY! Ahem. I initially said 'disagree', as I listened to an interview with Charlie Brooker earlier where he mentioned making TV for himself rather than for some specially defined demographic, which made the programme better. I then read Borg's first post and realised he writing books and TV are (obviously) different... I think if people thought like Lee, then it would make no difference, but I think that maybe Borg has a good point, seeing as most people are rubbish! :P