Gerard, Hi you sent me a copy of your book a few months back (which I have not gotten round to reading yet - but I will well, I'll try it, honest!). I just went to your website and saw that you've got a whole lot of names and email addresses from RPC. Apart from the fact that we don't especially like that (which is our problem we're big on privacy), there just isn't much point we are not a big company and tend to work with established directors and writers, and we don't accept unsolicited manuscripts so people sending us stuff are wasting their time (and ours). If you want to leave the company details and a name, that's OK (you can leave mine), but I'd really appreciate it if you could remove everyone else's they really won't help anyone. Thanks, Richard
Hey, Richard, I know that none of the 6,500 people on my little list are ever gonna do anyone any good but I like having them there as testimony to how impossible it is to get an agent or a publisher or to get a movie made out of my beautiful books...or anyone else's for that matter...so I'm going to leave them there, mainly for posterity. Scholars fifty years from now will wonder how so many people chose to ignore such good work and opted instead to publish and produce such schlock. I may not be around to see any of that, like I might not live to be a hundred and twelve, but I think of it as an intimation of immortality. Thanks. G.
Gerard, Since putting up our e-mail addresses, we have received substantially more spamperhaps an unintended consequence, and one that perhaps you feel is just reward to all those who turned your books down, but something that is rather annoying. I know you've considered this before, but I'd be grateful if you would remove our e-mail addresses from the site (leave physical address and names if you want, and leave my e-mail if you must, but it would be great if you would remove the others). Incidentally, I've started Ginny Good. To be honest, I'm not blown away, but I'm still going. Richard
If you do keep going you'll be glad. The beginning is something of a facade you'll appreciate more after you've read through to the end. In fact you'll probably want to read the whole thing all over again. Or not. There really is no accounting for taste. As to the e-mail addresses, the whole 2,000 page site is another kind of art form, and a relatively new one at that, with elements of reality TV and interactive games. People walked out on Stravinski's Rite of Spring and didn't think much of DuChamp's fountain at the Armory show, either. Thanks. G.
Well, I certainly can't fault you for lack of confidence. Did audience members at the first performances of The Rites of Spring (those who stayed to the end) receive posted messages thereafter for Dr. Coleman's Patented Virility Tonic or Mrs. Bradshaw's Hysteria Tincture?
Spam's a problem, I know, but there are ways around it. I used a no-spam thing for awhile but my spam has since mostly gone away and I quit using it. With new technology there's gonna be new annoyances. People deal. To the extent I've been the cause of more spam I'm sorry, but I'd just as soon not see any advertising of anything anywhere. I've told the guys at Disney that. Hey, guys, quit advertising! Did they pay any attention to me? No. Thanks. G.