quick thought

I wonder if one significant reason artistic success and conventional success are often at odds, is because in most transactions and exchanges of all kinds, the preference is approval. A restaurateur will hope palates are pleasured. Most any kind of service aims to give satisfaction.

But sometimes, if not often, the most coveted accomplishment for an artist is to be an upsetting element. Uproar. Disapproval. Get expelled from a clique or country or banned because of a fear of causing corruption. Maybe a mild form of this is being misunderstood or little understood?

This might be why it might not necessarily be the best way to go to try and comply with many an advice article about writing that promotes clarity – if the aim is to generate the approval of a generic mass of minds. 

And maybe if you find your place in the literary style sun, stand your ground, rather than feel you should alter or ‘improve’ just because someone else wearing a badge of authority might feel inclined to advise.

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About Timmy the Scribbler

Love to write all kinds of stuff I love writing so many different kinds of stuff it is a constant struggle to narrow the focus to a manageable handful and let the others go. But a few years ago I dipped my fingers into a poetry pie and of all my uncertainties, one thing that is no uncertainty is that it is one passion that must remain, so maybe that's the one. I do dearly delight in chopping up fictional works into stanzas and syllables.
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