Sunday, July 20, 2014

... it's always hard the first time.

A note on innuendos.

As my writing group consists almost entirely of guys, I've come to the realization that anything I write can be read the wrong way if my readers are in that kind of mindset. For a time, I tried hard to reword my sentences to avoid potential innuendos wherever possible.

Yet as time's gone on, I realize that it is IMPOSSIBLE to try and get rid of every possibility. It's always important to please your target audience, but it is equally important to please yourself as the author. If you spend all your time and effort trying to avoid phrasing something in away that MIGHT be taken the way way out of context, then all you'll end up with is a piece of work that doesn't meet up with your potential. Make your readers happy, but make sure you're happy too.