Appreciate your friends
You should write about that stint. Not sappy. Adventure yes. Just write it!
It's goddamn crazy, this political correctness. I guess it's always been there, a bunch of bobbleheads agreeing over nothing.In 2002 I was taking a creative writing class at Los Angeles City College. I wasn't trying to be a writer. I just needed some credits for a teaching credential. In any case, I wrote a short "boy meets girl" story. Well, the girl turns out to be a cold hearted, nagging, up tight cunt. So, the story is basically about the struggle between these two love birds.
After I read my story out loud to the class, I received nothing but criticism from my class mates for being cruel to women. Then, the teacher says, "This is a creative writing class. Not all characters in stories are going to be heroic and noble. The man in this story is mean to women and that's okay. There are plenty of authors out there that write like this. For example, there is Charles Bukowski." I remember thinking " Who the fuck is Charles Bukowski?". Well, the rest is history.