Wednesday, February 24, 2010

rules about rules about rules about writing (a response to the new yorker)

shortly after posting yesterday's guardian article about different writers making up rules for writing, i read in kenneth yu's blog about the new yorker's reaction to said article, entitled rules about rules about writing (or, why mush will never triumph).

the gist of it was: rules like these are very personal. we all have to make up our own rules for writing.

oh really sherlock? i'm a human with a brain? gee thanks!

well here's my rule about your rule about rules:

in discussions concerning the proper way of doing things, there's always some smartass who goes, 'everything is subjective.'

2 comments:

Albert said...

sakit yan ng mga walang masabing matino.

sa susunod na may humirit ng "everything is subjective", hihiritan ko ng, "not according to einstein, even nature has a standard (speed of light)." hahaha!! i know, it's nerdy hahaha :)

reminds me of a friend, habang nagtatalo kami about making choices in life (marriage is a sham, according to him), hiniritan ako ng, "you believe in absolute truths?"

minsan, sumosobra ang talino ng isang tao, parang nare-reset ang utak.

macoy said...

sa susunod sabihin mo sa kanya, 'not believing in absolute truths is a form of believing in absolute truths'.

gusto kong gawan ng komiks yung 'eureka moment' ni einstein sa theory of relativity. yung nasa bus sya... :D

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