it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
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well i don't know if i'm wrong because she's only just gone

I figured out how to describe what I'm trying to do with my art this morning. In an email to another writer, I typed:

I don't write consolatory literature. I write absolutionary literature.

And then I paused and stared at what I had just written. And it clicked in my head as solidly as something somebody mentioned at Boskone, I think it was, that other people write comedies of manners, and New Englanders write comedies of ethics.

Because I do write comedies of ethics.

And the thing about absolution is you have to earn it.

And now that this moment of self-absorbtion has passed, back to reading this horribly written book, which I shall tell you all about a little later.
Tags: but that trick never works, narcissism, navel gazing, writing craft wank
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