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  •  This will sound very contentious but (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm not sure writing for the sake of writing is good.

    I was a Creative Writing major before I switched to Critical Theory.

    "Heidegger? But I didn't even know her!"

    by mahakali overdrive on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 01:32:38 PM PDT

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    •  a friend of mine did NaNoWriMo for about (4+ / 0-)
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      three years, just to get herself into the habit of writing -- and to improve her writing. she recently published her first book, which became the most popular ebook on the company's website and so they want her to continue the series. but of course, you'll probably just see that as more reason with what's wrong with writing these days. i say, whatever constructively fosters people's imagination and creativity, and challenges them to stretch themselves beyond what they believed they could accomplish, then i'm all for it.

      remember to use positive affirmations. "i am not a dork" is not one of them

      by Altoid77 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 01:40:20 PM PDT

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    •  There's nothing like creative writing and (1+ / 0-)
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      critical theory classes to turn a body off from writing.

    •  I think this exercise is not really about (4+ / 0-)
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      people writing so much as people forcibly discarding fears.  It is unlikely to produce many new writers, and even less likely to produce worthwhile fiction.  But it might help people connect with their creative drive and have a little fun doing so.

      My pacifism can beat up your pacifism.

      by LeanneB on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 02:46:29 PM PDT

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