Guidelines on writing nonsense.
Can you make sense of nonsense?
Is a little bit of sense required for something to be called nonsense? I believe there is some sense required. That is what separates good nonsense from gibberish or baloney. You can't just throw words together and call it 'good nonsense'.
Is there any such thing as 'good nonsense'? Of course there is. Makes sense to me that good nonsense is OK as long as in the end, it makes sense that it doesn't make sense. The real question is, does making sense that it doesn't make sense, make any sense?
If a reader reads your nonsense at least three times before giving you a dirty look, you know that you have written some 'good nonsense'. Keep them on the edge, like it is going to make sense any moment. Make them think they must have missed something that made it make sense. Then it never happens. No matter how many times they read it, it is nonsense.
1. First you write a statement that makes sense. (Tempt them)
2. Then all you have to do is expound on it without making any sense. (Hook them)
3. Long 'run-on' sentences are very good in nonsensical pieces.
4. Occasionally include something that could maybe make sense if you thought about it in a certain way, but not really.
Step four can be used if they ask you a question. You then point out that certain way of looking at it, be patient and step back while they read it another three times. That combined with the second and maybe third reading of the 'long run-on sentences', makes the 'stepping back' rather important.
Remember this while writing your nonsense. At least you’re writing nonsense on purpose and not by accident. Don't forget that anytime anyone says to you, "that's nonsense". You can always answer, "I was writing nonsense, I thought you knew that".
Common sense is nonsense to some people. That is a rather paramount problem in this world. It doesn't make sense that common sense is nonsense to some people because nonsense should be the exact opposite of common sense.
Does it make sense to write nonsense? I know it doesn't make cents, but does it make sense? Since you can't make any cents writing nonsense, maybe it is just nonsense to write nonsense. It is nonsense to write about writing nonsense. That is a certainty.
I can usually sense right away when my nonsense, in that sense, will be good nonsense or not. In the sense that doesn't make any sense, it IS real nonsense to write nonsense.
(was very tempted to put this in the 'Writing help & Issues' forum just for fun and let them move it. LOL)