The art of being boring

Stories, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, need some structure to them. Relating this to weblogs (and its illegitimate sibling, personal journals and diaries), I wonder what kind of structure is needed? My life is boring enough, I don’t need to hear about your boring day too. What is needed is a narrative flare; something that gives your daily events a fictional edge. Most weblogs I see are so disjointed and detached that I simply can’t stand it. Even if nothing fascinating happens, it shouldn’t matter. A good writer will shape seemingly separate and mundane events into a riveting narrative. I am not a good writer, so I end up pulling quotes like this:

“Writing that is ´┐Żordinary´┐Ż must be more than a mirror; it must also be a pool, deep beneath its shimmering surface. Seeming simplicity is an exacting art…”

There are some people who have the talent to make the boring events of daily life interesting, and I envy those people. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a unique perspective either. Torrez provides both a novel approach to life and that ability to make everyday events exciting. I’ve recently discovered some other sites that are so well written that its almost discouraging. So for now, I’m going to just keep doing what I’m doing and hope I can connect. Maybe I’ll even shape this monster into a narrative…