GIVETHEREADERSWHATTHEYWANT!
One writer's experiment to tackle any subject his friends come up with.
WHY WOULD A WRITER DO THIS?

Won't you help this tortured artist?

  1. To make myself beholden to others and therefore obligated to write (it’s a good thing, really!).
  2. To stretch my legs, creatively (physically: very little).
  3. To learn more about and encourage a dialog with friends that, although I’m grateful to facebook for the forum, can sometimes tend to blur into a haze of homogenized, remote entities for me (nothing personal, friend #157!).
  4. To get ripped to shreds!  I was not kidding about the ridicule in the public forum.  I want to know every weak spot.  Or that it’s all one big weak spot, like some over-ripe, bruised tomato, stashed in the pocket of a jeering theater patron.
  5. And that’s it!  All for the beauty of the craft.
  6. No, really!
  7. Okay, I’m also hoping this is a valid exercise in building one’s “platform”, or “readership” as I used to think it was called before attending that writer’s conference.  How else am I going to sucker my friends into reading my stuff?