If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to “normalize” formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality. Fuck off! We love Postmodernism in Literature. Postmodernism in Literature rules.
Of course, the antithesis of postmodern style writing is SCREENWRITING, which is highly structured and requires the writer to follow definite, established rules which are more or less chiseled in stone. Postmodern aspirants will be sickened. But, since in many ways screenwriting is the total opposite of the postmodern, it should be studied carefully. Lew Hunter writes in his SCREENWRITING 434: “Don’t pick ideas where most of the drama or comedy happens in the mind.” Ouch! A great big postmodern ouch!