< Reaping The Dungeon: The Reapening
Next >

[Comments] (1) Misreadings: So now I've written two stories ("John Versus the Sreps" and the new one) where I write an ending where something happens (a radical concept, I know), and someone reads it and thinks I wrote an ending where the exact opposite thing happened. This is called dramatic irony, but it usually happens to the characters, not the person writing the story.

It often happens that a misreading is more interesting than what I wrote originally and I end up changing the story. I wrote a whole song based on a mondegreen I heard in a Weezer song ("Disco Noose"). And as long as I'm on the topic of Weezer songs, Sumana and I agree that "Beverly Hills" is a much more interesting song if you replace the line "Rolling like a celebrity" with our mondegreen "Ordering the soup of the day".

Update: Kind of a simple one, but I just referred to Burn After Reading as Burn Before Reading. There are at least two ways that's a better title.


Posted by Evan at Thu Jun 05 2008 13:00

Maybe you should be delighted that your stories support multiple interpretations ;-)

[Main] [Edit]

Unless otherwise noted, all content licensed by Leonard Richardson
under a Creative Commons License.