Sometimes I complain here and there when I just have to complain to someone other than my wife, but mostly I try not to. Although I strive to be an optimistic and outgoing person, living with chronic pain makes it very hard.
I was once a teenage writer like you see goofy picture to the rightalthough that was so long ago that between now and then, I could have been a teenager all over again.
So here are some of those thoughts, for your consideration. I apologize in advance for that, but you should know that I sometimes come off as abrupt and condescending toward everyone, i.
I own a minivan and the complete works of Journey; honestly, from the point of view of being cool, I might as well be dead. You might find what I have to say useful anyway. Right Now, Your Writing Sucks. When I was a teenager, my writing sucked, too.
A short story I wrote in high school, and God help us all the lyrics to a prog-rock concept album I wrote in my first year of college.
Yeah, they suck pretty bad. But at the time, I thought they were pretty good. More to the point, at the time they were also the best I could do.
May 22, · How about, Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis, Edgar Allen Poe, just to name a few. I can throw in some really dark stuff by mentioning Kafka (poor man). Most recently I had the privilege to read a book written by a talented young author, Stefan Bachmann’s The Peculiar. Sep 06, · The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. anything by terry brooks EXCEPT the word and void series those never really caught my fancy anything by mercedes lackey Willow Shiver Terrier What do you think of this common writing advice? 10 answersStatus: Resolved. Reviews for upcoming books and news about your favorite series and authors. Read more from Entertainment Weekly.
There are reasons for this. Being young is good for many things, like being flexible, staying up for days with no ill effects, not having saggy bits, and having hair. For writing deathless, original prose, not so much. Most teenagers lack the experiential vocabulary and grammar for writing well; you lack a certain amount of perspective and wisdom, which is gained through time.
This will particularly be the case when you have a compelling, emotional story, which would require the sort of control and delivery of your writing that you only get through time. You may simply not have the wherewithal to express your very important story well.
Normally, this is when teens look for help from the writers they admire, which brings us to the next reason your writing sucks: If you look at those two pieces I linked you to earlier, they rather heavily bear the mark of people like whom I wanted to write — humorist James Thurber in the case of the short story, and Pink Floyd lyricist Roger Waters in the case of the would-be concept album.
Because I thought these people wrote really, really well, and I wanted to write like them. You are not likely to have my influences, but you almost certainly have influences of some sort, who you love and to whom you look as models and teachers. Extracting Roger Waters out of those lyrics would require radical surgery.
The patient would not likely survive. And none of that ever gets old. So this is not just a teenage problem. Yes, the lack of experience thing crops up a whole lot. What are you going to do. But you need to know when clever is not always the best solution.
One, read the rest of the article first, particularly the next point. Two, read thiswhich covers most of the major complaints people have had about this assertion. If these do not address your particular complaints, then by all means leave a comment.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled entry. So those are some of the reasons your writing sucks right now. There may be others.Terry Ann Garr, who would become popular as Teri Garr, was born on December 11, , in Lakewood, Ohio. The daughter of Eddie Garr, a vaudeville performer, comedian and actor, and Phyllis Lind, a dancer, Teri moved from Hollywood to New Jersey as a baby and would stay there until the death of her father when she was Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place.
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Or that my sci-fi novel should fit within a certain word count! He said authors like Stephen King and J.K.
Rowling have written longer novels. He also pointed to their first novel. How long. Sep 06, · The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. anything by terry brooks EXCEPT the word and void series those never really caught my fancy anything by mercedes lackey Willow Shiver Terrier What do you think of this common writing advice?
10 answersStatus: Resolved.