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.

4 comments:

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 Lulu.com: 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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