Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Better Safe Than Sorry

tambo is getting all worked up over "safe" writing. At the same time, Melly's twisting herself into knots about "artistic integrity". You guys are joking, right? They're moot issues.

Writing is a job. That's what everybody says, anyway. What's the point of having a job if not to make money? There's no question: do whatever it takes to make a buck. It's the American Way. Give 'm what they want. Nobody's going to pay you for controvery. Nobody's going to pay you for stories that are painful or that make them think. Jeez! Get a clue from TV amd the movies.

Look, it's easy. Just take the stories that worked in the past and remake them. Romances are selling right now, so write romances. Don't think you can? Here's how easy it is. Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. They have sex. They fight. Girl chases boy. They make up. The end. The only thing you have to worry about is how hot the sex scene is, and that just depends on what series you're writing for. Money in the bank. No sweat. Any hack can churn out a couple of these a month. Job security and a good cash flow. That's all that matters, right?

Andf what's this crap about "artistic integrity"? Artists don't have integrity. Certainly not writers! Politicians have integrity. CEO's of major corporations have integrity. Televangelists have integrity out the ass. Artists? Bunch of gin-swilling crack-heads. Give me a break. Who do these writers think they are? For God's sake, quit whining and get a job! Every job requires compromise. Get over yourselves. Write what sells, take the money to the bank, and shut the Hell up.

Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.

1 Comments:

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Melly said...

Carter, I couldn't stop laughing!
Your best post ever. Holding my stomach, ouch.

Melly's twisting herself into knots about "artistic integrity" - I love that, cou;dn't have said it better myself.

Thank you :)

 

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