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Writing About not Writing a Rant

By 29/05/2008writing

I have been blogging much before I started this blog and my other one, and I have noticed that in writing all my previous blogs, I had a tendency to rant.

Not that I do not have insane urges to rant even now, but I am more likely to feed the rant to some character in one of my stories rather than do the ranting as myself.

A character in one of my stories is going to spew out a host of angry, ugly words, at some incident that “justifies” it. Like this one.

I, on the other hand, shall be Snow-white, use the most PC of phrases.

Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite, letting my characters do all the dirty work, the rants and so on.

But, like my writing teacher says, when I am writing, I am acting out the part of someone else.

Does it really matter where I get the dialogs and emotions from? Nah.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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  • Ovidia says:

    thanks for the link to the teacher story. I think that totally deserves a rant.

    (& I like your rants–would get a lot more upset at the state of the world if I thought nobody minded how things are now)

  • Lofter says:

    I’ve got an award for you! Visit me and “pick it up”! 😀

  • Be the ranter.

  • Lofter says:

    Dammit, that’s absolutely right! Where the hell do these people get off with all that complainin’ about everything? Whine, whine, whine… blah, blah, blah! Makes me just want to wrap my hands…
    Uh… sorry. Guess I got carried away with that whole acting out the part of someone else acting out me. 🙂

  • damyantig says:

    Darc, that’s cos I am keeping myself from ranting :D…..a few of the people I really want to rant against might just be reading this blog. This blog is not anonymous;)

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Nah. 🙂 Rant away. Yours are very tame. 😉

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