I want to write a fiction story again. I’ve written two so far but I want to produce something that is marketable. The problem isn’t the writing itself, it’s coming up with a concept that is worthwhile. The writer/philosopher Ayn Rand said she couldn’t stand tragedies because she thought a writer should create the world as it should be. She didn’t like the concept of the protagonist being an anti-hero, lacking one or more key qualities that they would need in order to be a genuine hero. I, however, like just such a story because the lack and ultimate failing of a main character can be useful in a didactic sense.

In a sense fiction writing is more intensely personal than non-fiction because what you create tells a lot about who you are, whereas with non-fiction you can always cop out by saying you are simply writing about what is. With this in mind my main character should have many of my same likes and dislikes. I’m thinking a climactic battle with a scary midget. Is there another kind?

19 Responses to “Writing”

  1. Nice Rack says:

    You could hold a climactic battle with my dog. It would be the ultimate cage match, if you know what I mean Mexi.

  2. mexi says:

    Damn, that’s a good one!

    For everyone else’s reference, this harkens back to the doggy cage entry.

  3. Nice Rack says:

    That might be a fight you would have to videotape, not write about. Then we could sell it on HBO Pay-per-view and make millions. Of course, it would only sell if the winner finished off the fight by having sex with me. Kind of gross either way, lol.

  4. mexi says:


  5. Nice Rack says:

    Some days you just have it. Should there be peanut butter involved?

  6. mexi says:

    Yes! I LOVE peanut butter!

  7. Nice Rack says:

    How about jello wresting with female midgets before the cage match?

  8. Nice Rack says:

    I mean wrestling

  9. Will this be a tag team match?

  10. mexi says:

    Jello is for Bill Cosby.

  11. Nice Rack says:

    At least I’m giving you midgets. What more could you want?

  12. Pentagod says:

    Dida- what?

  13. Mexigogue says:

    Oh heavens to Mergatroid, I think I made up a word again!

  14. Nice Rack says:

    We took 3 out of 4 from the evil 2nd place Leroy’s team, so we are now 8 points ahead in 1st with 5 weeks to go.

  15. Mexigogue says:

    Good!!! My hatred of Evil Leroy’s team lives on to this day!

  16. Phelps says:

    Oh yeah, I still need to mail you the LeRoy’s shirt that I shot all to hell over Christmas. I have your address, I’m just lazy.

  17. Nice Rack says:

    It’s not the evil Tuesday night team, that consists of our old teammates. It’s the evil Monday night team, which consists of Fire Marshall Marc and a certain Mr. Chuckie. They aren’t really evil like the other team, but when it comes to competition and first place, they are evil for the night.

  18. I said CHOCOLATE PUDDING Dammit! In a tag team match!