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Gurglings of a Putrid Stream

Thoughts on books and other assorted topics.

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My name:  Brian Martin

Struggling Writers -- Why Not?

I'm driving home today, listening to music, thinking about writing and how the creative process works, and then I thought, What if writers took a page out of the pop music book? What if writers, like rock musicians, formed a band? Say, the standard 4-person combo. Oh, sure, writing's supposed to be all personal and intimate, but I think most people would rather be in print. What if they got together, pooled their talents, and produced better stories more quickly? Stories in which the different elements -- plot, character, dialogue, structure, and so on -- were all improved by the individual talents of the band members? And what if those stories sold?


Is that a crazy idea?


I don't know, but I'd be open to forming just such a band to try to find out.


Any one else nuts enough to give it a shot?