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Re: Cute but stupid
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Cute but stupid
- From: Derek Lyons <elde@HURRICANE.NET>
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 00:37:25 -0500
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At 05:14 PM 3/23/97 -0800, you wrote:
> Its hard to remember after one has the basics of "clear expression",
>and "personal voice" ingrained to the point of being automatic, that
>these restrictions are a necessary part of communication. No matter how
>great the talent, or inspired the exploration, if the results are
>unreadable, then the writing is useless. Remember also, that the
>majority of the students in a creative writing class, have no
>aspirations to be writers for more than a quarter or two after they
>complete the class.
> I have communicated with a variety of artists who's work can be
>considered "experimental", none of the them would label themselves
>"undisciplined", and that's all that a creative writing class is really
>trying to teach. High school grammar just ain't enough.
Bravo! It's all too often forgotten that one must crawl before one can walk.