Literature abuse

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Thu Mar 22 14:31:45 EST 2001

Miranda said...

> Hallo, all---first post---been a DWJ fan for years, &
> delighted to have recently discovered this list.
> One thing that wasn't on the Literature Abusers list--
> maybe it's just me?:-) Back when I was in my early
> teens, & therefore particularly unhappy with the so-
> called real world, & therefore particularly apt to be
> very deeply engrossed in the world of books, I remember
> once or twice catching myself narrating my own life
> in third person, like a novel. E.g. finding myself thinking,
> "She climbed onto her bike."

Once or twice?  I did it *all* the time.  In fact, I still do!  I claim it's
a useful exercise for my writing...

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at

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