(November 24th, 2003, 12:28 am)
Is it just me, or are wrieters putting less into their work each day? Most new writers expect to sit down and come up with something perfect with no effort at all, and then get steaming mad if someone critiques their work. As a stand in critic for Cruise, who hasn't been on DA lately, I've noticed this to be a slight problem.
And then proffesional writers. Most of them write for money now, not for love of the art of writing. They write what people want to hear, not what they believe, and get rich with crappy literature, if that can be called literature. I'm not saying it's all of them. But some, and that's enough to be a problem.
That's the magic of our site. We write little, but we have heart, and we put sweat and blood (Well, maybe not blood. And if it's not too hot, maybe you don't sweat while you write either. But that's beside the point.) So, After all the speech that has got you sleeping and drooling, I get to the bottom of this. SHOW SOME HEART, AND WRITE!!!
(November 24th, 2003, 6:34 am)
Well, the point about new writers expecting to be perfect first time out could be coming from our diminished attention span. The modern youth is used to instant gratification. You want a burrito? One minute in the microwave, youíve got yourself a burrito. Okay, bad metaphor, but Iím sure you get what Iím saying.
Of course, I could think on it more, and provide a more detailed text on my thoughts on the matter, but I have some porn to look at, and a lasagna in the microwave. I hope you understand.
I, personally, want serious critiquing of my work. The only time I get steaming is when people are disrespectful about it. For instance, if someone doesnít like something I write, and posts a reply of ďthat suckedĒ followed by a rolling-eyes smiley, well then I could provide a Swedish sauna with enough steam for a week or two. Iím not so egotistical to think that everyone will like my stuff, or that Iím Steinbeck reincarnated, but if someone doesnít like it, I would appreciate Why or nothing at all. Or an opinion as to how they think I could make it better. But thatís just me, and Iíve found I can be quite gracious in defeatÖmost of the time.
I left my heart in San Francisco. Or, I just donít always want to share it with the faceless masses of the internet.
(November 24th, 2003, 10:30 pm)
Ok. But I'm pretty sure you can buy a heart in the Black Market. Right next to the Lives section. I saw them when I went there to get a life :D BAD JOKE> Slap me. Please.
(December 2nd, 2003, 12:33 pm)
There ya go :P
I don't think it's a problem exclusive to writers - everyone wants the fame and the money without any of the effort of actually working for it. As kromekoran said, our current society is based around instant gratification - if it isn't right now, then people aren't interested.
Literature, unfortunately, is my its very nature, a slow, leisurely medium, and the most damaged by unnecessary haste.
(December 2nd, 2003, 10:07 pm)
Thanks. Now I can think straight. Or something...
(December 3rd, 2003, 1:44 am)
So uh, if you don't push the red button soon, I'm gonna push the red button cause I can't stand not knowing what it *kaboom*
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