When are you an interesting writer?

droid

Beast of Burden
Yeah, the main protagonist would be the sexy American tourist, struck by Ed's hangdog eyes and extreme poverty, realising she has to save this scrawny ginger savant - and falling in love in the process.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Daisy Ridley could be the British friend who warns of the perils of falling for a word urchin - but soon realises there's more to this filthy mendicant than meets the eye.

Cameos from Danny Dyer & Boris Johnson.
 

Beagle

New member
When people burst into tears at Luka's poems it's because Luka's just handed them some fruitcake gibberish and they wish they'd got a poem from Woops instead.
 
"interesting" to yourself and "interesting" to other people are not necessarily the same thing
This is kind of what i'm getting at, artists and people in general not fully understanding their most interesting bits. So I wanted to know about the conditions that led to the good stuff coming out. Poetix and Luka put it well.
 
What would it be in this gap in understanding that makes the writing interesting? Is it about writer and reader discovering together? A feeling of 'maybe this is why things are happening', rather than 'things happened', not the final word but an invitation... keep going.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I've found when I've done something I've been impressed by, it's been almost like an out-of-body experience. It stands apart from me and I can't quite remember how it came together. A bit like writing for a long time without looking up then seeing you've produced a big block of text that does actually make sense. You've been performing the individual motions without thinking too much and they seem to have cohered by themselves.

The best stuff definitely seems to come from being quick and near-unconscious/unthinking, as far as I can tell. The moments when you get locked in. I'm talking mainly of music and skating here as I haven't really written much, but I imagine it applies to writing and plenty of other things too, like those days where you just seem to be sharper than usual and can ride the wave.

I'd say a strong mood's helpful, and it doesn't always matter whether it's strongly positive or negative. What matters is that it's strong. If you're just sort of flat with nothing pushing or pulling you, your output will probably share that quality.
 
What would it be in this gap in understanding that makes the writing interesting? Is it about writer and reader discovering together? A feeling of 'maybe this is why things are happening', rather than 'things happened', not the final word but an invitation... keep going.
Following from this you could say writing can be interesting when it’s interested in the reader. Curious about the reader.
 

luka

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What would it be in this gap in understanding that makes the writing interesting? Is it about writer and reader discovering together? A feeling of 'maybe this is why things are happening', rather than 'things happened', not the final word but an invitation... keep going.
I want to join in and chase this thread up but I'm too hungover.
 
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