I agree. . .although I think that allot of people don't know how to say it or are somehow fearful of expressing themselves
Writing is a very personal thing for me and it took me a while to get up any nerve to try to really do it, to show it to people.
And don't get me wrong, what Karen said about response is true - frankly there isn't a whole lot of reader response these days and though my last message here makes it almost seem as if I've gotten allot of responses, only one really stood out, as I've described and the others are a very small handful - maybe four, I'm not sure.
I'll be shameless and say I'd love to hear comments - any comments, good or bad (but I prefer good. . .) It's always very interesting to me to hear what others think, their opinions and such, I find this sort of feedback invaluable
> A friend of mine does follow every character
> on TCT, which I find laudable.
> 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).
> 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
> 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