[Quoting Ryan Bouinot:] “No one cares about your problems if you’re a shitty writer.”
Yes, Alex, I’ll take THINGS SHITTY HUMANS SAY for $500.
[Boudinot] goes onto say: “Just because you were abused as a child does not make your inability to stick with the same verb tense for more than two sentences any more bearable. In fact, having to slog through 500 pages of your error-riddled student memoir makes me wish you had suffered more.”
Wh… whuuuuuh… why would… whhh.
That whistling sound is the dramatic whisper of oxygen keening through my open, slack-jawed mouth.
Because holy fucking fuck, why would you ever say that and think anybody is ever going to feel good about it? Man, I am a huge fan of the TAKE YOUR MEDICINE LIFE IS HARD school of teaching writing, but never in a zajillion years would I suggest you suffer more child abuse because you’re a bad writer. Thanks, teacher, you’re so helpful.
Writes one commenter: “This is exactly the kind of teacher I had at sixth form when I was 17. He put me off any kind of creative writing study for about 8 years and only then I went to a scriptwriting workshop as a parent paid for me to go.”