I used to write a lot of vignettes or journal entries that were shrouded in anonymity. They were vague and, I thought, sort of poetic. But while all of the mystery and sweeping generalizations left me feeling satisfied, I doubt anyone else had much fun reading them. During the past few days I've (re)visited some websites that follow that formula - and they bore me to tears. It might be necessary to hide truths (which was the case, sometimes, in my entries), and that's understandable, but in a lot of situations, I think it's just a cheap ploy, a way to appear intelligent and artistic.

Does that make any sense? My point is, big words and intruiging statements do not quality writing.

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