Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Money

We here at TLS admire creative types, but we have a particularly soft spot in our hearts for writers. We know not everyone can be a Writer when asked, "What do you do for a living?" For the most part, this is a good thing because you wouldn't want to flood an already competitive and, unfortunately, increasingly unread maket (we're talkin' fiction here). However, we would like to see everyone become at least competent in their writing, and this seems to be one of the goals of our institutions of higher education. Unfortunately, some Writers can sometimes go astray, but, then again, it's hard to blame them when they can't put food on the table for their many, many children.

2 comments:

RGY said...

Writers writing for the term-paper industry in order to feed their many, many children is indeed sad. But what of the artists painting paintings for art students' final exams? Or professional dancers dancing for dance finals? These are CRITICAL, if unreal, issues I cover in my new book, "Dancing in Disguise."

thirdpoliceman said...

that and "Truth Has a Liberal Bias" in the same year? What are you Joyce Carol Oates?