Has anyone else been bombarded by someone calling themselves 'Joan at Essay Blast'? I have reported this boring windbag for spamming, because I think they are trying to sell their services as a writing teacher. If you want to do the same, their URL is www.essayblast.org. I knew I shouldn't have mentioned my preference for essay writing all those years ago...
What is it about Writing which makes people think that they can cast their unwanted pearls before people who have not signed up on a creative writing course and have no intention of doing so unless they find themself in prison for a period of years?
Also, what is it about people who think that their job or chosen career is so special and so under-valued that they feel they must tell the world every detail about how you become a specialist plaster finish expert, film critic, painter, sculptor or WRITER? Could it be that they have low self-esteem?
We all need reassurance occasionally (which is why I sometimes put up stuff about what I do, then experience a wave of self-loathing for the solicited compliments I receive), but most of us don't ask for it every time we put our fingers to the keyboard.
Actors cannot stop acting and teachers cannot stop teaching it seems, whether or not they are paid for it.
Franco had a point.
Being Caught Unawares - In just a few days we have celebrated *Mothering Sunday *and Sorrel's birthday. It's kind of *" mother" *overload, which is strange as my own mother died...
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