Hello readers. Marty Pitchford again. Yeah, it’s pretty bad when the writer abandons his character and forces the character to pull the load. In a way, though, I don’t mind. I figure, hey, I’m writing some short stories and I’ll get them out before my dufus writer gets The Method Writers out. I’ve got help too.
Georgie Mae, David and Dorian jumped on board. The four of us will finish a small book of short stories and kick our own writers’ asses! These guys need some reality TV or something. When your fictional characters are out-writing you, something is amiss. I titled this post, Show Me the Money because I think we should get paid.
I know what you’re thinking. How can you pay a fictional character? Just because we don’t use your currency (in truth, we have all the money we could ever need in any given situation…), our currency is ‘face time’. We want to be in front of readers as often as possible.
What, you think that’s egotistical? Maybe in your world. In ours, no face time, no life. We fade into the pathetic memories of humans and no one remembers to write or read us. That’s death. Our only currency is life and death.
One of the great things about death as a character is that you still get to live whenever someone reads you. At least, of course, up until you die. Some of my best friends were brought back as ghosts. You humans don’t care for the paranormal stuff like that, but we characters love a second lease on life.
So show me the money! C’mon Rogues Gallery Writers! Get that book out! Keep us alive. Stop making us do all the heavy lifting here!
I must admit this is a pretty cool gig. I was created to be a writer just like the writer that created me. Now I’m creating fiction stories which are creating other characters. I’m not making my characters writers, though. Who wants a smartass like me running amuck on digital pages? I’m intelligent enough to stay away from that scene. We’ll see what Michael Ray King thinks of this post. Hopefully he will see the brilliance that defines me. He better, or I might take over his business blog.
Bet I could do a lot of damage there!
Show me the money! Keep me alive!