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I really don't know how you teach writing, even though I have several friends who do. I think you just have to read a lot and try to understand what it is, about some of the stuff you read, that inspires you. There are lots of rules that one can learn, but they mostly exist to be broken. I have nothing against learning the rules of writing, but passion and commitment is often a stronger voice.

For me it starts with a love of words,  and how people use or misuse them in different situations. Then it moves on to be about a love of ideas and how people use and misuse them. And finally about life and how people use and misuse that.

I write to put the reader or viewer into a 'space' of my own design. It's a space they come into and go out of freely. But I am always aware of the packaging/perceptions. How do you suck people into a space, so that you can play with their minds?

What many fail to understand is that people like to have their minds played with ;-)

To quote Jean-Luc Godard "There should be a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order"

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 13th, 2007 at 02:21:43 AM EST
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hmm, reminds me of the dalai lama's dictum: 'learn the rules. so to break them correctly!'

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Mar 13th, 2007 at 04:02:38 AM EST
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