larkin Posted July 19, 2015 Report Share Posted July 19, 2015 Confessions of a Nifty refugee. A bit more than a decade ago, I found a pulp paperback book. It was entitled "Hand Job". I read through it and wondered, Do they really pay people to write this stuff? Money was not my motivation but I was sure that I could write something better than characters acting in a badly written play. Maybe I could write something that might have some lasting quality about it or even provoke a revelation. After a few submissions I discovered that the "Hand-Job" people were not interested in my different take. That lead me to Nifty where there are no shortage of dregs but every once in a while I would discover another person who, like myself was exploring an uncommon expression in creative writing. They were cultivating unique and different voices. The Nifty oubliette was good for one very important thing. It taught me that in writing there are no limitations and that anything is possible. Whether people like it or not is secondary it is just knowing that you can experiment. Writing about sex is a great send off because it is the first taboo to challenge but for me it didn't stop there. I am interested in other writers that started out of the Nifty vortex. Quote Link to comment
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