SuperWriter is here to save you readers from some dark, dismal, and inappropriate writing.
I know you’ve been suffering, and your cries for help have gone unanswered.
The kingdom of readers has been under attack since the ‘dawn of writing’ cast its first light. What started out as an initiative to entertain, inform, and educate gradually turned into a bombardment of thoughts, facts, insecurities, and presumptions.
Anyone who thought they were someone gathered their half-baked ideas, put their pens to paper, and let a torrent of words drench page after page after page. Writers wrote about love, writers wrote about war, writers wrote about love and war.
They exhausted themselves of emotions, and in turn began exhausting their readers.
Mystery, romance, horror, melodrama, comedy, folklore, poetry, thriller, fantasy are just some of the categories writers stashed their writings under. They then tempted naïve readers to lap up their words without a sigh, blink, or burp.
And this is just fiction or make-believe that I’m talking about!!
What about the writing that caters to the real world and real life issues?
Biographies, history, philosophy, essays, articles, memoirs, reviews, encyclopedias, editorials, speeches constitute a major part of what has been and what is being written.
Writers have embarked upon a journey of enlightenment. NO…not self-enlightenment. Don’t you know that writers are born enlightened?
It’s the reader who’s ignorant, and deserving of a strong dose of enlightenment.
Writers know they can get away with average writing, and also the preaching, teaching, condemning, and chest pounding that is hidden discretely behind manicured letters and pampered words.
Writers are a dime a dozen…(not me though), but then readers are a dime a dozen too…(no comments).
But who will eventually turn the tables on whom?
If readers want to assert their authority, and prove that they aren’t pushovers, then they need to know the types of writers that they’re dealing with.
And yes, SuperWriter can help you with that!
Here hold my hand…wait…just hold on to a corner of my cape, I’m germaphobic…
Let me lead you through the types of writers that you need to beware of.
Okay…this is the writer who writes and writes and writes till he’s clueless of where he started, where he wandered off, and where he eventually ended. In the pursuit of telling and sharing, this oblivious writer wanders off into the sunset when he should have actually been riding towards the sunrise.
Now this writer is the king or queen of the writing world. Their crowns sit perfect upon their pretty heads while they type away at their stories and articles. They know what they want to say, how they want to say it, and why they want to say it. All they don’t know is whether the reader even wants to read what they’re writing.
This is the writer who should be avoided at all costs. Readers exercise extreme caution!! With doubt in his mind, and shivers running down his spine, this nervous wreck will write, erase, edit, write, and finally come up with an anxious mess of words that are actually begging for the reader’s mercy, while conveying nothing but doubt, confusion, and literary constipation.
These writers are out to solve all the problems readers could possibly have, and teach them all the wisdom in the world. They write about problems, they write about problem solving, and they write about how to feel when experiencing the problem. Their approach may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they blow their trumpets and declare that the war of healing has begun.
What’s writing without a few mistakes? Some writers just won’t get their act together. They’ll always mess up when and where it’s possible. Spelling, grammar, logic, facts, description, something or the other will be incorrect, and these happy-go-lucky numbskulls don’t give a damn. Hey nobody’s perfect.
Readers…get ready to be intimidated, ignored, and treated as if you were a species who has only recently been discovered. The smart writer will write sense, the smart writer will be concise, but what the smart writer will not be is easygoing and nice. They know a lot, and write a lot about it, but they won’t cater to your intelligence level. If you can get their vibe then you’re lucky, otherwise you can just flip the pages, and pretend that you’re not dumber than you feel.
Hark! Is that a scream I here?
Well, a SuperWriter’s job is never done!
Before I ‘fly away’ on another mission to save another victim from the evils of writing, I’d like to leave you all with a small and simple thought.
Words will come, words will go, but a SuperWriter’s secret weapon is really none of your business. (OUCH!!)
So just keep on reading, keep on smiling, and keep on surviving!!
Terveen. there’s much I can bounce off here. Thankyou Good creative practice
I love to write ’bout love I do
Also about war
My books for sale on Amazon
But viewers say it’s bor (ing)
Please help …What am I doing wrong?….
I want to be rich and famous….
Dear SuperWriter I am in deep trouble…please help
I have been writing on and on
And on and on and on
Although I’ve only writ four lines
I don’t know where I’ve gone….
I’m lost….Please help me find my way home
I do know I’ve written a quatrain so not a complete dumbo SW….
Dear SuperWriter, more problems
Some people say I’m littree
They say your always your up yourself
And very over-rated
Now SW I’m just a simple poet used to simple words
Littree I haven’t heard of before?.. And what is ‘up yourself’…is it a yoga position? Or maybe a Kama Sutra one ? (sorry if I embarrassed you)
I hope my last effort here SuperWriter shows I have made great leaps with your guidance
What am I gonna write about
Write about? let’s think
(Bloody neurons let me down)
Rinky dinky dink
Once again Terveen thankyou for the opportunities you provided me.here. Give SuperWriter my thanks when you next see her
Once again can’t see a date and where are others comments??
Don, now that’s pure creative effort and pleasure. This could well be a blog post. Maybe I should steal it. And my friend, you are quick with your words and that says a lot about your brain. It’s in creative overdrive and let it remain there.
SuperWriter seems to be off on more interesting pursuits. Yeah, she ditched me.
And thanks for giving this a read. A post from the days when comments were scarce but likes were better.
But I think that’s fair, a true writer never gives up. Thanks. 🙂
I think more likely you might have ditched SuperWriter….
It did give me pleasure responding to these. If you want to do anything with it fine. If not still fine…..
And yes, a true writer never gives up…..