Saturday, November 03, 2007

The critics though not so outspoken this time, have spoken again.




Francis Ford says "shhhh, keep it a secret, he still owes me money."

J.K. Rowling says "seriously, Cormac Brown has a new story at Six Sentences."


Then she ruins the mood by saying, "it's not for children."
Then she really ruins the mood by saying, "and children? If you pull my finger? A million pounds sterling will come out of my bum."


Stephen King says "I don't care what you all say, he still creeps me out.!"

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13 Comments:

Blogger Dale said...

Is she sitting on a stool when she says that?

Nice six sentences!

Sun Nov 04, 11:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Dale,

She levitates, don't ya know?

"Nice six sentences!"

Thank you sir, it's nice to know that one person could take time out of a Sunday : )

Sun Nov 04, 01:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger James said...

Unrelated to this topic, but relevant to the WGA discussion in the comments over at my place...


Check out this article by Cory Doctorow:

http://informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202802308

Especially this part:

The Internet's current, incredible diversity is great news for artists. The traditional artist's lament is that our publishers have us over a barrel, controlling the narrow and vital channels for making works available -- from big gallery owners to movie studios to record labels to New York publishers. That's why artists have such a hard time negotiating a decent deal for themselves (for example, most beginning recording artists have to agree to have money deducted from their royalty statements for "breakage" of records en route to stores -- and these deductions are also levied against digital sales through the iTunes Store!).

But, thanks to the web, artists have more options than ever. The Internet's most popular video podcasts aren't associated with TV networks (with all the terrible, one-sided deals that would entail), rather, they're independent programs like RocketBoom, Homestar Runner, or the late, lamented Ze Frank Show. These creators -- along with all the musicians, writers, and other artists using the net to earn their living -- were able to write their own ticket. Today, major artists like Radiohead and Madonna are leaving the record labels behind and trying novel, net-based ways of promoting their work.

And it's not just the indies who benefit: the existence of successful independent artists creates fantastic leverage for artists who negotiate with the majors. More and more, the big media companies' "like it or leave it" bargaining stance is being undermined by the possibility that the next big star will shrug, turn on her heel, and make her fortune without the big companies' help. This has humbled the bigs, making their deals better and more artist-friendly.

___________________

What do you think?

Mon Nov 05, 06:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger James said...

PS....I'm stealing your six sentence story and selling it as my autobiography. Ha!

Mon Nov 05, 06:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

James,

"What do you think?"

I think the Internet is an excellent way to get your foot through the door and the next Trey Parker/Matt Stone will probably come from there. The Internet is a minor part of it in comparison to the DVD royalties and residuals.

"PS....I'm stealing your six sentence story and selling it as my autobiography. Ha!"

Why not? It's my version of Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen," so...

Mon Nov 05, 08:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chris said...

What DOESN'T creep Stephen King out?

Another great six sentences! With my attention span, that's about as much reading as I can handle in one sitting anyway.

Mon Nov 05, 08:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Chris,

It's the perfect format for busy people and restraining orders and an armada of lawyers keep me from saying anything about Mr. King.

Mon Nov 05, 08:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger BeckEye said...

JK Rowling kind of looks like the evil mother who might have locked young Martha Stewart in the attic for days without food.

Mon Nov 05, 11:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Quin said...

well, i liked it.

Tue Nov 06, 07:45:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Becky,

I can see what you mean with that hairstyle.

Quin,

I'm glad you dug it.

Tue Nov 06, 08:32:00 AM PST  
Blogger angel said...

ooh you have QUITE the rep don't you!

Tue Nov 06, 09:06:00 AM PST  
Blogger jewgirl said...

loooooooooooooooooved your sixS! I don't want to give it away. the last line... wp. howl central, child.

Wed Nov 07, 07:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Angel,

Famous or "infamous?" You decide.

Katie-lah,

The JDC's is today, isn't it?

Thu Nov 08, 08:25:00 AM PST  

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