The first advice ever given to me when I began to write in my teens was;
‘Don’t NOT write something because your Grandma might read it; You won’t ever be a successful writer if half your head is always focused on what others may think of you because of what you have written.’
I draw on this always when I find myself pulling back and trying to be politically correct or polite in my writing. A reader knows when writing is stilted or full of pretence, grow bored and never read you again.
Draven Ames, horror author of upcoming book, Bullets Till Midnight writes about just this in his latest article here. [http://dravenames.blogspot.com/2010/11/be-real.html]
(c.) 2010 Tahala.
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Hi, I will look into it when I’ve a little more time & think it over – thanks!
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