You might have noticed I like Doctor Who and Torchwood, both brought to the world by Russell T. Davies. I have Davies’ book A Writer’s Tale, which I loved reading. I’d invite Davies to dinner any day.
I’ve also read these words online to describe Davies’ writing: hack, schmaltzy, shit writer, lousy writing, and sexist tropes. Oh well. No one is perfect.
No matter who you love, someone is going to think the one you love is lousy. No matter who loves you, someone is going to think you’re lousy. Why let that hold you back?
Yesterday, I listened to a story from On the Media about why there are more male then female commentators, pundits, and news sources. While I don’t want to be a pundit, I think they made points that could apply to women novelists. Okay. Novelists. No? Okay. Me.
Some folks are too afraid to say they are good. Russell T. Davies said that you have to be arrogant to be a writer. You have to believe in your story enough to demand money for it. He’s talking TV, of course. This story is so good millions of people will watch it so go get a director, actors, locations, special effects…for my story. David Simon of The Wire fame probably doesn’t apologize for having an idea. Hey, I was sort of wondering if you might be, you know, if you have time, might be interested in reading this little thing I wrote, and of course, I realize it still needs some work, but I’m sorry if I’m bothering you…
Should women be more arrogant?