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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.

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