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I Like Muscular Writing

written by: BobDuvet

I like muscular writing. I'm sick of odes and bullshit covered in convention, words used for their sound and not their meaning. We swim in bullshit everyday, so why the fuck would you want to commit more of it to a page. Why not ape Bukowski instead of Thoreau? One feels real, while the other, it masks reality and puts it out in the countryside to die on the side of a road like a carcass trophy. Symbolism standing in for meaning and meaning is everything. We're not as clever as we'd like to think we are. We are as transparent as the words we use are concrete. Why fuck yourself out of clarity for veiled swipes at being understood in some esoteric way. Clusters of words strung together in the hopes that your cleverness will be appreciated and not the feelings that initiated them. Most writers tell lies disguised as truths because their fear is being found out that they are just hacks, literary grunts. Belching daily over a page only to be left with that queasy feeling that you've said nothing. You've made no impression and confused understanding with prose. Word monkeys bangin your chest with a thesaurus and dictionary. Saying nothing, words devoid of heart and worse, of interest. We're surrounded by it. Pages and screens splattered like the walls of a grisly crime scene. I like muscular writing, save the gentle shit for your therapists and children.

Comments:

Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:05AM

I love it!!!! I totally agree with your sentiment and love how you presented your ideas.

Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:04PM

Thanks for the kind words...I get a little manic when it comes to writing and try to get the ideas out with as little editing as possible. Actually, with a s little thinking as possible :)

Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:38PM

I know what you mean :) Sometimes it just has to have its own flow

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