Literature abuse

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at
Thu Mar 22 16:36:07 EST 2001

On Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:31:45 -0000, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

>Miranda said...
>> 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...

I don't usually *narrate* my own life, but I do construct dialogues between
myself and other people, or between other people I'm watching...and I write
descriptive paragraphs in my head while waiting at stoplights...

...and this is all within the last three days or so, too....

Melissa Proffitt
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