Hatrack River
Home   |   About Orson Scott Card   |   News & Reviews   |   OSC Library   |   Forums   |   Contact   |   Links
Research Area   |   Writing Lessons   |   Writers Workshops   |   OSC at SVU   |   Calendar   |   Store
E-mail this page
Hatrack River Writers Workshop Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Writers Workshop » Forums » Open Discussions About Writing » For the Critics

   
Author Topic: For the Critics
extrinsic
Member
Member # 8019

 - posted      Profile for extrinsic   Email extrinsic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This week's writing epiphany--write for an audience!? Yeah. Okay. Write for disapproving critic audiences, too, who want to condemn a work for its superficial antisocial messages. Want critics to generate buzz? Include scandalous, controversial, sketchy, edgy motifs and features.

Use courtly irony to faintly praise though condemn amoral behavior, to glorify socially inappropriate behavior, to approve of selfish wickedness. Use courtly irony to faintly condemn though praise suitable behaviors also.

This is epic: Appealing proactive protagonists cause their own problems and wants and struggle for their satisfactions in contention with otherwise noble and wicked villains and nemeses, and noble and wicked themselves. I'm okay, though I'd rather beg forgiveness afterward than ask permission beforehand for my trespasses. They're slight anyway, if actually trepsasses in the first place. Wasn't caught this time. No harm, no foul. Right? No.

Posts: 3529 | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2