Michael Stuart Kelly Posted January 16, 2018 Share Posted January 16, 2018 3 hours ago, regi said: Michael, I do not agree that a good writer attempts to make a reader feel anything. That's an opinion, I suppose. Some writers have no interest in providing aesthetic value to their readers. My opinion is that these tend not to be good fiction writers. EDIT: Let me go further. This kind of rationalizing about the writing process is one of the main reasons O-Land fiction generally sucks. People in O-Land resist learning their craft correctly so they can try to feel superior and posture about as one of the enlightened ones. Each person is entitled to their own opinion, but for the reader, if you are interested in learning to write fiction (or improve your fiction writing), I highly suggest you learn your craft from people who actually write or writing teachers who have a reputation for having students who write. You generally won't find them posting silly things to scratch their vanity. They know what fiction writing is about and what it takes. I do not suggest you learn writing--or any attitudes about writing--from people who post online in O-Land. (Even me, if you find someone better--and there are plenty of those out there.) Following the warped advice you generally find in O-Land about fiction writing is a surefire recipe for failure. Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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