James (2) on James’ (1) writing.
1: So, did you read it?
2: Yeah, so the part where he says, “I know.” Don’t you think that’s a bit, derivative?
1: You hated it, didn’t you?
2: No no no, you’re reading too far into that, I said—
1: I’m not reading too far into it. You think it’s a piece of shit.
2: Now you’re definitely reading too far into it. Has anyone ever told you that you don’t take—
1: “I don’t take criticism well,” yes, I know—
2: Feedback. I was going to say feedback, James.
1: I know I have to learn to take criticism of my writing less personally. I know that.
2. See right there, again. I said “FEEDBACK”. You keep saying “CRITICISM”.
1: I think you’re reading too far into it.
2: Look, I get that writing something like this is extremely internal. But if you keep seeing it that way, that’s all it’ll ever be. It’ll never speak to anyone else.
1: Okay, okay, so what do you think should change to make it more, accessible?
2: For starters, I think the 10-page internal monologue about your childhood has to go.
1: Which one?
2: There’s more than one?
1: You didn't finish it?
2: In my defense, it was really dense.
1: Has anyone ever told you that you don’t give feedback well?
2: No, I think you’re the first, but I appreciate the feedback.
1: So that’s how you do it.