After reading some of the most common writing advice out there I have come to the conclusion, I don’t write well.
My writing vices are:
Rich, redolent, nuanced language.
I don’t do simple.
Unusual, made-up constructions in language and thought.
A balance between showing and telling. As a writer, as a narrator I want to speak directly to my reader sometimes.
The story, the characters, the ideas are my special interests.
My characters are special people. I don’t write about everyman.
I write 1 sentence in place of 10.
The reader has to stretch and adjust and learn our common secret idiom.
Abhor plain and/or idiomatic language.
I think one word sentences are my right to write.
I just write the story, as it wants to be written.
Don’t pay attention to genre/rules.
I believe I am an artist working with words and I need to create unique beauty.
Writing is my life.
To make mine.
What about you? In what way are you a fierce artist? And don’t write good?
However, there is one bit of advice I loved and which had affected my writing as well as my editing and critiquing and that is: Chuck Palahniuk on ‘Thought Verbs’