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1-15-2011 @ 2:49AM
I have to be honest. I find your contempt for the journeyman writer nauseating. Your "rent a writer" comments display an ignorance of the difficulty of the writing profession and a general unwilling, dismissive attitude that completely invalidates anything you have to say.I have a book out, have been published in several magazines and anthologies, and I know how hard the freelance writing life is. If someone offers you a paying gig with the potential for a lot of exposure, you take it. If it's someone else's property, if it's a video game setting, if it's the flipping Teletubbies, you often find yourself taking that job. It's work. It's money. It's writing. It's the fact that people like you pretend to literacy but scorn the writer in the trenches trying to make a living at his or her craft that really irritates me. Tennesee Williams wrote horror fiction when he was young. Jack London wrote pulpish sci fi. Some writers get lucky, and get to write the "good books" that someone else told you about (because I refuse to believe that anyone who actually loved writing would be so hateful to writers) but not everyone gets to make it.
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