Writers Don’t Have To Be Polite

There is a tone of voice, an attitude, a style I want to develop … like the protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, a voice that defies polite society with truths “I” feel in the marrow of the bones … those feelings I might lack the imagination to think, those thoughts I may lack the confidence to articulate.

Wasn’t George Carlin’s genius in his ability to use his stand-up comedy performance as a medium to critique society and to just blurt out thoughts that might offend the conventional? I want to be able to use the diary format to express forbidden thoughts in the way Vonnegut used the novel as a platform to say whatever the fuck he wanted to say.

Unlike face-to-face human interactions, writing/reading does not require politeness.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s