Hitmen, Mercenaries & Pornographers
Stereotypes – generalizations about a group of people – are generally considered to be bad things. Racial stereotypes, gender stereotypes… both laden with prejudice and bigotry. For the writer, though, stereotypes may serve a strategic purpose. Tonight, Dave Bartram asks the panel to consider why they persist – and what use they may be to the shrewd author.
Newcomer Anthony McGowan sets the cat amongst the pigeons with his assertion that it’s easier to write children’s books than adult books. “This goes against what most children’s authors think”, he says. “Children’s writers operate at a lower pitch of intensity than adult writers.” The chatroom has plenty to say on that!
With our business guru Martyn Daniels, Norwegian snow expert Cath Murphy, and Eve Harvey in the chatroom, tonight’s panel is incandescent.
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Other topics on tonight’s show include:
- Google colonizes Mars, on the cheap
- West Country accents are not evil enough
- Laura & Cherie – EBay sisters under the skin
- A car driven by hot air, we could do that
- I could use my prick like a stake hardened in the fire: very bad sex ideas no 84
- “Pride and Prejudice” now stars Gladys Allsopp
This week’s titles for the Commissioning Meeting are:
“Observations By Mr. Dooley”
Finley Peter Dunne, 1867-1936
“Wilt Thou Torchy”
Sewell Ford, 1868-1946
“On the Vice of Novel Reading. Being a brief in appeal, pointing out errors of the lower tribunal”
Young Ewing Allison, 1853-1932
“Oogie Finds Love”
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