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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Writers Really Do Like to Write About Writing

Again, because I'm a new writer (still have the new writer smell!), I'm always keyed to essays abotu being a new writer. Who doesn't like reading about themselves?

So here's Jay Lake's take on it.

And here's Richard Park's take on it. Ogre-san also talks a little about one hit wonders, which it's good to see that perspective.

2 comments:

Camille Alexa said...

I thought it was simply that we writers tend to make quite free with our opinions.

Steve Buchheit said...

Camille, (feigns surprise) writers like sharing opinions.

Well, yeah. I just think it's so cool that this industry tends to be fairly open (at least on the writers part of the business) and has a culture of sharing experiences.

As a former Art School person, I felt the best results were achieved when everybody shared their ideas, energy, and skills and talents. When we started to get jealous, envious, and competitive the work suffered. (there's a somewhat long post there about the different values in different art schools and my opinions of them, including of their graduates that I've worked with and/or hired)