Originality is vital to me. I sometimes run through my work and look for themes, images, and other elements that I may be repeating without even knowing it. One example is dyads. I found that without noticing it, I was writing stories about dyad-based conflict. Now, I try to find new themes and structures for my work. Of course, every time I shut a door because "I've done it already", writing becomes tougher yet again. I create less, but also enjoy it more when I actually manage to write something.
now, i've been projected on here by kids in the past but this is some North Korean nuclear projection here today. the more he thinks he knows how i am is just him telling me (and all of us) how he really is.
nauseating drivel? that's all you write, dude. "To Fuck A Girl" -- you are fucked up and sick for that. no wonder you're taking your fucking anger out here. better you do it here than on someone in a skirt too short, huh? sick asshole.
Seriously. I checked out his gallery. It's full of misogynistic bullshit. The feminist in me rages. Did you see Rape "Victim"? This fucker honestly believes women shouldn't be able to go out at night wearing what they want.
The best part is he is totally in denial about it. He actually told me he is against sexism. Hah. This guy's a fucking character.
look, I get people like you; you try to bring others down because of your own inadequacies. I'm sorry for you man, I hope it's just a phase, honestly, and maybe you'll grow out of it. Here's hoping. Cheers.
I like stream of consciousness as a style, actually, but I hate that people think it means "vomit stuff onto page and hope it sticks." That is *not* how Faulkner or Joyce wrote, guys. That shit was revised and re-revised and very intentionally crafted. Even Finnegans Wake, believe it or not.
I haven't read either one yet TBH. I did read about one-quarter of Ulysses when I was younger; it was interesting, but I didn't have the time/patience to finish it while working and attending school full-time. I won't even touch Finnegans Wake until I finish it. My boyfriend has been reading it for like 5 years off and on.
My suggestion would be to work in order from Dubliners on. The stories in that book are written in a fairly straightforward manner for the period, and in each work after you can see a gradual progression of style, going about as far as you can go in Finnegans Wake. It's basically a set of dreams over the course of one night interrupting by a bathroom break. My understanding is that Wilder's Skin of Our Teeth is based on the central concept. It's a pretty weird play, but not too hard to get.
Hmmm. Alright. I'm already halfway through Dubliners. I was going to pick up Portrait of an Artist next. I'll check out Skin of Our Teeth as well (since it is easier to understand than Finnegan's Wake) before I take the plunge.
Well, if someone isn't taught the correct definition of the term, then yeah, they're going off best guess. I think the assumption is that it's from your stream of consciousness, rather than an effort to write something that resembles it. Does that make any sense?
yes, SOC is page vomit that they think should not be tampered with because it's emotional and it's raw. so is chicken from the store. but when you add mirepoix and seasonings and cook it in the oven at 350-degrees for an hour, it becomes something you can get some benefit from as opposed to food poisoning.
"After SOC"... This tells me you don't have an understanding of what stream of consciousness is. It's a particular style of writing, not a method of production. Like I said in my reply to your OP, what you're doing sounds more like free or automatic writing.
I used to write poetry that way when I was younger. I'm not sure it's generally the best way to produce work.