When we first conceived of this campaign it was as a three-week-and-out blog, something to get our tired and frustrated Guild members through the non-picketing “holiday” weeks. In the back of our minds we told ourselves that if anyone actually LIKED the blog we’d keep it up longer, but we weren’t really thinking along those lines.
We are now. The response to WHY WE WRITE has been extremely enthusiastic – even better, it’s been almost uniformly positive – so we’ve decided we should keep the blog going as long as we can. And that’s where you come in.
Starting this Saturday – and on every subsequent Friday in non-holiday weeks – WHY WE WRITE will feature a reader-generated essay. We’ve received a lot of them from you so far, and we ask that you keep on submitting. Of course, there’s no guarantee your essay will get posted – we reserve the right to like or not like them, to find them appropriate or not, and to edit them for length if we DO like them (aim for two pages) – but, hey, it’s a shot. As we said in our first post, we’d love to hear what you’re thinking, what has led you to write. We are, after all, members of the same community, regardless of whether we make a living from our words or just want to.
So: on Saturday, the first essay from YOU. In subsequent weeks, your words will appear on Fridays so that we can take the weekend off (hey, don’t forget, we have to picket)! We’re very excited by this new chapter of WHY WE WRITE. We hope you are, too.