Greetings, Victims! Today I am wrecking the writing world by
answering two questions.
If you are the sort of person who is easily offended by
profanity, I would suggest avoiding this post, this blog, and pretty much
anything written by me at any time ever.
The first question is from the Insecure Writers’ Support
In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either
topics or language?
If by “language” you mean cussing, there is no fucking line.
Not all of my stories contain copious swearage, believe it
or not, but when it comes to colorful language, I don’t hold back. However, to
every cuss word there is a season, and I am not going to fill a family-friendly
story with foul language.
Does it surprise you to learn that I write family-friendly
Well, I absolutely fucking do!
Granted, I usually write for an adult audience, but I am
currently gathering illustrations for a family-friendly story that I wrote in
2018 called “Ed’s Red Wheelbarrow.” It’s the story of a misunderstood vampire.
As far as topics go, there really is no line there either. I
write erotica (which does not get mixed up in my family-friendly stories) and I
endeavor to make it clear that all smutty activity in my not-so-family-friendly
stories is consensual.
I don’t draw the line at any topic because I think it’s
necessary to be able to talk about any topic. For instance, I had a story rejected
because the main antagonist was a horrible racist. I personally don’t think it’s
sufficient to just say “Mr. Smurkwhittle was a horrible racist who chased
The character was horrible, and the story is more effective
if I can allow him to be despicable and offensive. The jailbait he was chasing
turned out to be an ancient vampire from beyond the stars.
The second question is from Poets and Storytellers United.
Why do you write and share?
Given that I’m entirely aware of the fact that my writing is an acquired taste that most people don’t have sufficient taste to acquire, I would have to say that it’s because:
A) I'm too pig-headed to quit while I'm behind
B) I enjoy torturing my audience.
~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~
The Icky, Sticky, Nit-Picky Legalese If You Please (Or Don't Please)
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