Writers suffer for their art.

sureshs

Bionic Poster
It has been said that writers live life multiple times- once by living it, and then by writing about it.
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
It has been said that writers live life multiple times- once by living it, and then by writing about it.
Would it be oh-so-hard to give credit to Ernest Hemingway straight up?!

''In order to write about life first you must live it.''
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Who's your favorite writer?
I don't read books anymore (except Science ones and some light-hearted detective novel here and there during travel) so I don't care. I find one of two things about serious writing - either the writing is about something I really don't care about, or it is a more universal kind of writing which pokes you with sentiments and invariably leaves you sad. There is no serious writing which makes you happy because reality is always about suffering.
 
I don't read books anymore (except Science ones and some light-hearted detective novel here and there during travel) so I don't care. I find one of two things about serious writing - either the writing is about something I really don't care about, or it is a more universal kind of writing which pokes you with sentiments and invariably leaves you sad. There is no serious writing which makes you happy because reality is always about suffering.
Well, I'm of the opinion that the most true happiness of all dies in childhood, at around age six or so.

I don't disagree about the reality-pain "partnership."

But with that awareness, we can at least attempt to develop ever greater expressive capabilities in order to manage the discomfort, no?
 
@sureshs

Even if reading books holds little appeal for you anymore, as you say, I take it that it once did...?

So, who was your single favorite writer?

Question goes for others, as well.

I acknowledge that ID'ing one over all others is no small feat. But if folks are willing to offer one up, I'd love to hear.
 
@sureshs

Even if reading books holds little appeal for you anymore, as you say, I take it that it once did...?

So, who was your single favorite writer?

Question goes for others, as well.

I acknowledge that ID'ing one over all others is no small feat. But if folks are willing to offer one up, I'd love to hear.
This might not make sense, but I like reading books and other things that are a "train of thought" type read. Meaning that they are not talking at you or about something, but they are thinking and engaging in their own thoughts.

I like this type of writing, as I am always curious on how others think and process. Sounds weird, but there are just certain things I read that read like I am in their brain and not listening to them.
 
This might not make sense, but I like reading books and other things that are a "train of thought" type read. Meaning that they are not talking at you or about something, but they are thinking and engaging in their own thoughts.

I like this type of writing, as I am always curious on how others think and process. Sounds weird, but there are just certain things I read that read like I am in their brain and not listening to them.
Definitely.

So many writers that use this method to great effect.

As a reader, you can even get to the point that you can intuit meaning almost innately (as in, reading between the lines subconsciously) and anticipate next moves.

Have you read Steinbeck, btw? Returned to some of his work recently, and there is a lot of inner monologue and subtext.
 

Zara

Legend
In space, no one can hear you fart.

On the internet, no one can that you just did.
Or scream.

Has there ever been a cooler trailer than this? And to think, this came out in the 70s, really. I definitely think the film industry took a quantum leap in the 70s especially in the sci-fi and horror genre.

 
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