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The Journal of Lyda Morehouse


March 9th, 2009

Why Saying "It's Just Fiction" is a Cop Out @ 10:04 am

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From:seawasp
Date:March 9th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's a difference of perspective. If someone were to note anti-whatever in my writing, either I'd say "no, it's not there", or "yes, it is, and that was intended". I certainly wouldn't be changing my writing to accommodate one person's comments, or even a DOZEN people's comments (unless perhaps that was all of the comments that I got).

My beta-readers help me write material by pointing out what works for them and what doesn't, but I'm almost completely interested in the mechanics -- i.e., did X get across the point I wanted, did Y have the effect I intended.

This is quite possibly from a difference in writing perspectives. Even when I'm being paid, I'm not writing for the reader at all. I'm writing for me. I'm writing stories I'd like to read, but no one else will write.

Day in the Life of an Idiot

The Journal of Lyda Morehouse