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hoikf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are some great short stories?

Check out some Donald Barthelme. "The School" "Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby" "Game"

Ha! Yes, of course, of course. I was referring less to your comment and more to the nature of the article. Hubski would, of course, grow splendidly if everyone commented more (and continued to comment thoughtfully)

Hmm. Sorry to bring back an old thread here, but my main issue with this article is directly related to this. See, there's a difference, I think, between writing something like fiction, something with your life so intrinsically intertwined in it and something like a web comment that exists in total anonymity. It isn't about writing ANY 1000 words a day, which is, perhaps, what this fellow suggests (especially considering this blog post might be one such experiment), it's about writing 1000 words of your medium. It is in your medium that you are self-conscious, in your medium that you try to cherish every little word (even when they must be killed off). Writing is a craft, sure, but this comment is not going to improve my fiction anytime soon, as far as I can tell at least.