The names have been changed to protect well, no one It was just fun to do. I thought after the delightful weekend battle of the titans, that the publishing industry could use a slightly more amusing bit of nonsense to talk about.
Friend: You deal with writers, right?
Me: Interested in?
Friend: The writing aspect of it
Friend: Idk what one would need to get started
Friend: A class mate from college and I wrote the script for our student feature and it garnered a lot of positive praise. Also I figured I have the drinking and drugs down so I am half way there
Me: An idea, a place to write, sound command of the written language, the ability to create characters and make them seem like real people and provide a backdrop of world with a motive story to make it interesting
Friend: Where do the drugs come in?
Me: No one cares either way if you sell
Friend: Outside of writing "Harry Potter" does a writer make enough to live off of?
Me: Usually no.
Me: Very few writers live off their writing.
Friend: Good good. Thank you.
Friend: Back to being a bum, I mean beagle
Me: Heh. But writers can have groupies.
Friend: Wait! I’d love groupies!
Me: I’m sure you would.
Me: Um do you mind if I blog this conversation?
Friend: Lol, go for it.
Much as I’m sure it will surprise everyone who knows me, this conversation was conducted via BlackBerry Messenger.