The word “deconstruction” has many meanings in writing, so let me set one up for our purposes. Deconstruction here will involve turning the scene on its head by writing about the writing. Or perhaps you can write about the writer or have the characters write about the writer. You might also have some characters write about the constraints of being characters in fiction. Or perhaps the words themselves need to raise hell about being stuck in posting boxes, in blogs, in different fonts or even margins.
Here are a few misquoted quotes off the Internet regarding deconstruction just to whet your appetite and scare your muse. I have not referenced them because I’m being lazy. So don’t sue me. My source is Google.
–In deconstruction you can demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meanings
–In deconstruction different meanings are discovered by taking apart the structure of the language used and exposing the assumption that words have a fixed reference point beyond themselves.
–“the term ‘deconstruction’ refers to the way in which the accidental features of a text can be seen as betraying, subverting, its purportedly essential message
–Margins fall into two categories: bad margins, where all the people society doesn’t care for go, and good margins where critics who can’t write poetry write about it.
–I once sat through a very bad, hour long paper delivered by a colleague who deconstructed his phone bill, and believed that he had demonstrated how Ma Bell was a coercive and terrorist organization.
–The deconstructionist cares not, however, for those who are confused. They believe that confusion should be the result of reading a deconstruction of a text.
I dare you to try some deconstruction!