After a miserable writing week, trying to make some kind of exercise with the Roth technique, I’ve called it quits for now, put it away. I’m going back to an Alice Adams exercise. Some narrative techniques just don’t click though maybe it will at some other time. It wasn’t a wasted week, just a not-so-good one.
Am reading Portnoy’s Complaint and finally, after a lot of years, completely understand why my parents kept it from me. I remember it laying on a table or a chair. I remember picking it up only to have it whipped out of my hand by one parent or the other and then, I forgot all about it until now. It is this week’s reading assignment for the Writers Studio and I’ve just listened to a craft class discussing the narrative technique, the goal is to attempt the narrative technique. This will take some thinking for sure. Thinking in between laughing. It is an amazing read.