Friday, February 09, 2007

A new model for writing?

Tuesday's thoughts about A New Model for Writing have attracted quite a few comments. There is also one comment in a separate place, from Jack Saunders, which is well worth looking at.

'You have to see the humor of it,' says Jack. And you do indeed. You really, really do.


Anonymous said...

Michael Allen's "New Model of Writing" theory is interesting. I am an unwitting devotee. After retiring early from a career in newspapers, I was determined to write my way to the top of the fiction charts. For two years I poured my heart and soul into it. A funny thing happened, however, on the way to the slush pile.

The early morning become mine. All mine. I started writing for myself, not for agents, editors or the flavor-of-the-week market. I may post something on the internet. I may not. I write because of who I am, not because of what I want to accomplish. I am satisfied.

kitty said...

Jack, you should have included the address to your book for us lazy arses! You're forcing me to google.

kitty said...

In the linked post was this: "Galleycat comments on a case where a writer ill-advisedly used real names in a fictional context. You'd think people would know by now, wouldn't you?"

Rodger Jacobs wrote amusing stories, many using real famous people, and self-pub'd them using Christopher Walken and the Tuna Fish Sandwich and Other L.A. Stories (My favorite is "Winona Ryder Suffers For Your Sins.")

His story "I Killed Sal Mineo" caused a tempest in a teapot.

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