RARA-AVIS: Re: Symbols in "Good Work."

From: Charlie Williams ( cs_will@hotmail.com)
Date: 27 Mar 2007

I thought he just meant writing from the gut instead of the head.

Charlie Williams.

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--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Kerry J. Schooley"
<gsp.schoo@...> wrote:
> At 09:41 PM 26/03/2007, you wrote:
> >- I agree with you Jack. When I started writing dark crime I used
> >really stress over
> >planting symbols and the book/screenplay's deep, heavier meaning.
> >The result was flat
> >and forced. Now I focus on character over everything else. What's
> >amazing to me is that by
> >the fourth pass on a particular project, I start to see all these
> >symbols and connections
> >which I then pump up. Where did they come from? Who knows, but I'm
> >always happy to
> >see them.
> I expect "good writing" and notions of the appreciation of good
> writing are as diverse as other forms of human behaviour, but I
> what Hemingway meant here was that good writers are well read or
> otherwise immersed in their culture, to the extent that its symbols
> and structures become inherent rather than studied.
> Best,
> Kerry
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