I Fancy Myself As a Writer But...

I fancy myself as a writer but there is a lot more to it than just writing I find.  I want to be a funny writer but to do that seems to be a far reaching goal for me.  Will have to take lessons in being funny.
moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
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4 Responses May 17, 2007

I was asked to write "500 interesting words on a non-fiction topic which i found interesting... the challenge was to make it "INTERESTING" for the reader... <br />
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It really threw me... i discovered i had no interesting stories to tell, no interesting memories... my life is a big, big boredom ...<br />
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...then i wondered were the supposed 'readers' any more interesting...? i began to get interested i mean till i found out, no point. <br />
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So. Lesson learnt! Boring stuff is okay for boring things like that but in here, i write what i feel like and it is not 'interesting' it is 'fun' but that 'fun' makes it un-fun <br />
therefore i only write things that make me feel like i am having some fun here.... defo not 'fun'<br />
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being self-cosncious kills creativity, i am sure of it... so go ahead, you're bound to find something interesting! if not, then try 'interesting' ...it will be! :)

Read a variety of authors. Find the sort of humour you are most comfortable with. Write, write, write, write, and never never get discourged.<br />
Did you know that Ernest Hemingway rewrote "The Old Man and the Sea" over a hundred times? <br />
Just keep on writing. Never never never give up.

Been reading Augusten Burroughs and trying to analyze why he is so funny. He is you know. He interjects his innermost thoughts into his story - I think that is why I like him so much. His thoughts are sort of like the thoughts that go thru Zack Braff's head during Scrubs. I love that show.

Haha I know exactly what you mean! I feel like in certain situations, I should just sit down and write what's going on, because usually other people say the really funny things without even trying.