Writing to annoy?

If you can’t annoy somebody with what you write, I think there’s little point in writing.
~ Kingsley Amis

I’m guessing for some genres it is ok to write without ever annoying anyone but what I think Kingsley Amis is referring to is to avoid bland, vanilla writing whenever possible. Your writing may never appeal to every reader but what if your intent was to annoy? Could this be your motivation to write in another voice.

Today what is the one subject you could write about that may annoy someone. It doesn’t ever have to see the light of day but this exercise could give a different voice to a character or motivate you to step outside of the norm. Now get to work.


The Writing Nag

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