Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Dexter St. Jock

As we wait for Lori, chew on this reflection by the "The Little Lady Who Started This Mess" (as Abe Lincoln clowned Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin) and let me know what you think:

“I just think there are some people who try too hard. They just think every sentence has to be perfect. I’m the sort of writer who thinks your first draft is your most honest. You know, get the story out any way you can. You don’t have to think about it. Just write it. Experience it. Don’t worry how pretty it sounds, how lilting it is, and the imagery, and the metaphor, all that. Most readers don’t care. It’s the people in your book that matter. It’s the human element. The emotional response that matters. That’s what I’ve learned.”-Terry McMillan, published in January's Poets & Writers Magazine (borrowed from the blog of author Mat Johnson)
The most amusing observation was by my brother: "She deserved everything that the gay "Dexter St. Jock" did to her. Karma for turning black lit into the WB sitcoms and cheesy melodrama hell..." Day-um!

48 comments:

lance williams, sr said...

Amen, amen and amen on Terry MacMillan. On Lori Bryant-Woolridge I'll leave that to the wife and her club's "chick lit." LOL

See my comment on Clarence Thomas and the new bio of him I left on the May 1st post.

Lisa said...

I hope Lori is coming to Boston this summer on tour!

I understand Terry's point, but the craft of writing isn't about appealing to the lowest common denominator. Even children's book authors know that. It's indeed a craft and an art, and the readers do appreciate it. That's not elitism, and people who refuse to see the difference truly perplex me. As you've said on this blog, the idea is to raise the bridge not lower the river. The readers do respond that. It would be like a potter saying "I make white coffee mgs because that's all people care about and need, not fancy bowls." ;-)

nabila J said...

Wasn't "Dexter St. Jocks" in the old Eddie Murphy joke?

LOL

Anonymous said...

I am surprised Terry couched things like that, because I haven't heard that from her before. She puts in such stark terms so much so that maybe she was overstating. (or maybe she was stressed? You never know!)

I think it's unfair to "blame" her. In fact, she helped create the environment for all types of African American fiction to flourish. I disagree with some of her sentiments, however, and again, it's possible she may have simply been overstating things.

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