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Re: Radio
• Posted by: Mike Skerritt   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 8:04 a.m.
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• In Response to: Radio (Amuro)

Let's say you write for a magazine. At the core you're a good writer. You have a way with words. Maybe early on in your career you wrote an inventive and brilliant article on a large family of wolves (or whatever, it doesn't matter). Basically this article gave you a career at the magazine. Although you're still writing for the magazine, you can write whatever you want. But you choose to write about the same wolves. For every story. You can only stretch the story so many ways. At some point you'll end up describing the same things using the same words. Your articles will most likely become repetitive and boring. When you've tapped at a family of wolves, you'll move on to a family of coyotes. Or hyenas. Or leopards. It doesn't much matter. You'll probably have a lot of readers who criticize you for any number of reasons (selling out, being overrated, writing crap, etc.) From an objective standpoint, you wouldn't be a very good writer. At least not a very original one.

As a reader, why should I waste my time with a writer who's constantly spilling out the same exact story again and again? I'd rather go off and read someone who, even if he always writes with a similar style, always finds something fresh to write about, something I haven't read before.

As a former Horner-phile, his output frustrates the hell out of me. I don't think I'm asking too much for someone who was once so promising and creative to challenge himself. Maybe reinvent himself. He's 50 now. It doesn't look like that will ever happen.


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  • Radio  (5220 views)
       Amuro - Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at 2:36 p.m.
    •      Re: Radio  (4855 views)    We're Here
         Mike Skerritt - Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 8:04 a.m.
      •    Re: Radio  (4936 views)
           Amuro - Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 6:04 p.m.
        •    Re: Radio  (5447 views)
             Mike Skerritt - Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 6:41 a.m.
          •    Re: Radio  (5052 views)
               Amuro - Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at 2:26 p.m.
            •    Re: Radio  (5074 views)
                 Mike Skerritt - Monday, November 24, 2003, at 1:49 p.m.

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