An iconoclastic hero of the written word, Hunter S.
Thompson (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) endures as the godfather of “gonzo journalism” — that once-radical, now-ubiquitous style of New Journalism that does away with claims of capital-O objectivity and instead inserts the author into the story as an active first-person narrator.
The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.
Two thumbs and four fingers holding a peyote button form the ‘Gonzo fist,’ which originated in Hunter S.
When you use this method, you can: It’s impossible to write exactly like Fitzgerald or Hemingway, but taking a little bit of their style here and there won’t hurt.
It can spice up your writing and assist you in painting a picture with words. Thompson was a wizard at the reader what he was seeing, not telling them.
It takes more than 10,000 hours and a few gray hairs to master this craft. Thompson faced adversity and failure on the road to becoming a writer.
He was fired from in New York for damaging the office candy machine and arguing with one of the paper’s advertisers. Just ask Hunter: “As things stand now, I am going to be a writer.
He wrote about riding with the Hell’s Angels; several took offense at his descriptions and issued Thompson a savage beating. Take posts like this one and apply it immediately, now, today, to molding your abilities as a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer. Unable to find his passion in life, he decided to teach himself how to become a writer and blogger.
In 1960, he went down to Puerto Rico to take a job with the sporting magazine which folded soon after his arrival. Know that this is something you have to do, and do it to the best of your ability. He continues to go to school full-time while writing on his website, where he shares insightful tips for blogging, writing, and personal development.