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.


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