Fiction or Nonfiction? Nonfiction Is it harder to write funny or sad? Sad, because sad is forever, Funny lasts but a moment. Long form or short form? As long as it takes, basically Poetry or prose? Poetry, because that's when words work hardest. Boxers or kickboxers? Briefs Piece that you read and said Wish I’d thought of that? Anything by Brian Doyle Cloned or frozen? Cloned, so no one would mistake me for an asshole. Book you read and reread? Collected Poems of Elizabeth Bi
Fiction or Nonfiction?
I prefer the National Enquirer, which routinely utilizes both. Is it harder to write funny or sad? “F-u-n-n-y” because there are more letters. Long form or short form?
Long, only because I usually end up taking a lot of deductions. Poetry or prose?
I do my best work in sonnets. Boxers or kickboxers?
Personally, I like briefs, but kickboxers could be interesting under the right circumstances. Piece that you read and said Wish I’d thought of that?
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