Date: 2012-11-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zvi
?? This tumblr doesn't seem to be in any way intended to communicate back to the nanowrimo writers in question. I don't see how a srs bzns critique tumblr would be any more helpful for the original writers if the critiques therein weren't communicated to them.

OTOH, I think that aiming critiques at people doing nanowrimo is a terrible idea, because it contravenes the point of the experience, which is to write quickly, which, for most people, means writing without editing, reflecting, assessing what you're writing.

I mean, your basic complaint seems to amount to, "Some people are pointing out specific words written (or plotting, from what I see in the tumblr itself) during nanowrimo are terrible" and my basic reaction to that (and, I would hope the reaction of anyone who had bothered to learn anything about the history and purpose of nanowrimo) would be, "Yes, writing produced during nanowrimo may well suck, that is a predicted effect of participating in nanowrimo."

Your larger complaint seems to amount to, "If you can't say anything nice/useful, shut up." But if people want to talk among themselves about things third parties have publicly said or done, I don't see that that is a reasonable demand. Large swathes of humanity like to talk about the things that human beings do. Human beings who don't want their actions discussed should act secretly, because humanity at large is not going to enter into a conspiracy to either (a) pretend the action never occurred or (b) only give the reaction desired by the first actor. Seriously, if one can't take the thought of one's first million words of crap being called crap by strangers on the internet, don't publish it on the internet where strangers can read it.
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