Well, That Shut Everybody Up

Posted in Uncategorized by expatatlarge on April 7, 2010

The universal confusion that has dumbfounded and shocked readers of this blog seems have arisen in awed response to the stream-of-consciousness prattle in the middle of E@L’s previous post.

Don’t panic, gentle reader. If you don’t understand a word of it, join the club.

What the fuck was E@L thinking, inflicting that upon you? One of the exercises from the current favorite on-line and paperback writers workshop is to start writing/typing and not to stop until… you stop. And that, though not intended to be part of anything, was just an exercise. I promise, if I ever write a novel, that will not be the style.

Obviously (hah! to E@L anyway) the unreadable melange in this case was a mixture of Joyce, Flann O’Brien, Beckett and, um, more Beckett, reflecting my envy of respect for these Oirish blokes’ genius. E@L was in an Irish mode thanks to those videos of The Waterboys and in unreliable narrator mode, Beckett’s forte, thanks to reading a lot of Christopher Priest recently as well.

Influence. How to shake it?



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  1. HKMacs said, on April 7, 2010 at 8:08 am


  2. expat@large said, on April 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm


  3. Hunter-Gatherer said, on April 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I went to a course and the woman just said 'get your head down and write a 1000 words a day – you can fix it later on'. I worked for about 15 days until, like my exercise regimes, I got a bit fed up. But like my exercise regime I will start again this week.

  4. expat@large said, on April 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Just back from one of my all too infrequent gym trips as well.

    Sigh… It's all just too hard…

  5. Momentary Madness said, on April 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Stay away from those fellows. I nearly turned into a bicycle.
    I haven't had a holiday in years. I just order the relevant postcards and sit in my room for a couple of weeks.
    (The best journey is within)

  6. dh said, on April 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I enjoyed it.

  7. Paula said, on April 14, 2010 at 7:32 am

    So did I dh – very much.

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