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Re: More on hits!

Posted by: Karen <>
Date: Sunday, 11 January 1998, at 1:44 p.m.

In Response To: Re: More on hits! (loosely)

> I was impressed with the numbers. I guess I feel
> alone in pursuing all the characters at this site.

A friend of mine does follow every character on TCT, which I find laudable.
> I wish it was somehow more interactive between writers
> and readers.

I would love to hear more input from readers, or even writers, but more than an invitation to the message board, I don't know how to entice them.

In the passed 18 months I have recieved 2 piece of fan mail. On the surface that seems a bit paltry, but I figure that for every piece of mail there are ten people who really love my work, but haven't written (I realize that I may be over optimistic).

> The idea of "collaborative hyperdrama"
> intrigued me from the start. At first I thought
> readers could stir things up for the characters
> too, and help influence the course of their lives.
> I guess that happens behind the scenes on writers'
> own web pages.

As for as collaborative, I am seeing a lot of crossovers in the storylines. I believe that was one of the goals of TCT, creating what I call a super reality of life at SII or the world outside of Balis' office in general; we have seen some of that.

As for readers suggestions, there is a reason that they are readers and we are writers. If they were bubbling with great creative ideas they would be writing their own work (my opinion). One of the most a difficult things I had to learn is thing most people aren't that creative or are creativly blocked. What we do is considered foreign to the general public. Many people feel that they couldn't possibly have a worthwhile idea to pass along to the artist. They may have something brilliant, but don't feel they should say anything.

Karen aka 42 down

What! You haven't been there yet?

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