Sunday, July 13, 2014
Are most writers anonymous? If you reach one person's heart uplifting her spirit or supplying an insight, you've done your job. This bonding is like having a tea or coffee with the reader, in which the two of you share joy and sorrow. In the case of romance writers, they find beautiful ways to state the point of life, love. Of course, it's better to have reached 10, or 100, or 1000 or 10,000 hearts, but our drive to contribute is also very human. Trying to improve the human condition in any manner is also the greatest sign of love.
AUTHORS ANONYMOUS, 2014, is a movie about members of a critique group. Non-writers give it 1 or 2 stars, saying it has no drama, (nothing they recognize as drama). Writers who critique the movie give it 4 or 5 stars. I've never seen this drastic a dichotomy before. You just have to like over=the-top satire, allegory and lampooning to like this movie. There is however a kernel of truth that will make you (the writer) smile. Perhaps you'll see a little of yourself, God forbid, or someone else in your group (just a little and just once in a while). We have lived the strange world of critique groups.
The AUTHORS ANONYMOUS trailer: