Fourteen year old angst-filled poets everywhere are envious of Pitts skill.
His style does remind of my own when I was a teenager, and thought bombastic verbosity was the essence of good writing. It seemed to serve me well enough in high school, where I got good marks because teachers are still mostly grading grammar at that point.
But college was a rude awaking. My first composition paper was returned full of red inked remarks around the paragraphs like, "What are you trying to say here?", "What point are you trying to make?", "What does this even mean?", and somewhere before the middle, "I quit reading at this point. You need to be more concise. D-". It's a shame some professor never did that for Will.
To: Welsh Rabbit
It's a shame some professor never did that for Will.
I was on the receiving end of similar treatment. It's an uncomfortable sting to go from being the Golden Child of high school English to seeing your first paper(s) bleeding red ink.
Perhaps a professor, or many professors, did try to correct him. His ego is enormous enough that I suspect any criticism leveled at him is rationalized away and dismissed. Any writer who can lay down that nonsense and actually publish it to the world has got some serious hubris going on.
posted on 07/06/2011 8:58:18 AM PDT
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