What can YOU say in six sentences?
one of the reasons I am addicted to 6s despite checking other writing sites is that there are so many good authors doing both here.
however I found on another site a short poem of less than 50 words with over a thousand responses with people raving about how deep the author was etc.etc as well as a link to a five page explanation that illustrated what each phrase meant.
I prefer to tell a story rather than merely convey a mood.Is this shallow? I mean to me a story should illuminate and provoke thought for the reader am i wrong?
here at 6s most writers do both. I find elsewhere what seems a shallow attempt of being deliberately obscure is regarded as "deep" "thought provoking" while i find myself finding it confusing and arrogant to throw a few "ere Eros brought death a cold smile" as smacking of arrogance on the authors part to mimic old style phrasing and it may be shallowness on my part but I swear I could just string together a few sentences with words emotionally laden with a specific feeling or mood and use antique phrasing and gain the same result.
is depth and clarity mutually exclusive in writing? i was constantly gaining detention for arguing that character X in a story was merely a character not " representative of mans lust for power" etc. because no teacher ever showed me a article by the author stating they intended that interpretation.
i have long suspected the deepest works of literature illustrate such examples by accident rather than design..
perhaps i read to many Aesops fables and Twain as a child.
I suspect I am merely to shallow to "get" so called deep writing but I want the opinion of 6ers, people whos writing both provokes and illuminate my thought when i read so what are you thoughts gang?