|Entry: Inbox: Conventional Wisdom|
|= Official Comment|
|From Curtis Sawyer |
|You have faithfully answered my emails|
I've said it before and I'll say it again - part of what makes JSDC more of a community is your willingness to respond to e-mails from your fans and/or readers. I think that is one factor (of many!) in why people return to this site and why you have a core group of very devoted followers. You are accessible (and nice!) and even at your busiest are still responsive.
I started reading JSDC more than 2 years ago but part of what has kept me coming back was your response to my first e-mail - I wasn't expecting an answer back and it was immensely cool that you wrote back.
It makes us feel "special".
I'm probably not communicating this very well.
|From Andre |
|Is this thing on?|
|From Katie |
|I agree completely with Mr. Sawyer. [Who did, in fact, communicate very well ]|
The fact that you respond - not only in e-mails, but also in the comments - makes your readers feel like they're part of your site, not just viewers at a distance.
After you responded almost immediately to my first e-mail, I couldn't help but feel extremely loyal. That's why you have the best Shade ever
|From Sean Stubblefield |
|I also Know what Curt is meaning to say.|
one of the things that first and immediately endeared me to Jess and JSDC is not only that we get a reply from her, but that she replies to us as equals, and with the same level of intelligence and vibrance as demonstrated on the site. "special" indeed, not just by proxy or association but in our own right. If I were the sort to do so, I would call that "rad". x2, even, in the vernacular.
|From eddie |
|i think screenwriters should only write stories they would be willing to pay money to see. and be awesome at it. it really is that simple. people who say otherwise are merely silly, misinformed, or not that awesome. the business may have a lot of issues, but a great story conquers all. no shit. just be as persistent as you are awesome. last i checked, no one writes their age on the title page. the last thing a struggling writer needs to reach the next level is another excuse. consider, for only a moment, that you may suck at writing... and if you aren't willing to face this, rather than make excuses, and do whatever the hell it takes to get better, then maybe you should do something else.|
the above is directed to no one person specifically, and to all at the same time, more a general free flow of thoughts whenever i hear being "too old" or "to young" posed for what it really is; an excuse. and if the tone comes across as angry, it isn't. no more than it is meant to be nice.
happy new year.
| From Jessica |
|Aww shucks, you guys. |