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Read or Write until the strike ends! - May we be free of torture, may there be peace in hearts and minds
November 16th, 2007
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Read or Write until the strike ends!
Update: I've started a petition on the Petition Site in support of the WGA. Found out John Edwards supports the writers and I respect his opinion on many other human rights issues. http://www.knbc.com/politics/14616273/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news

He was one of the only candidates to address Darfur during the debates. Not necessarily endorsing him for President, as I don't know nearly enough, but I do respect some of the stands he takes.

My petition encourages people to pledge to read or write one night a week instead of turning on the TV, until the strike ends.


In support of the Writers' Guild of America's strike for compensation when their work gets streamed on the Internet, sign up here to pledge to read or write yourself instead of watching TV at least one night a week.

Not all Hollywood writers are wealthy and successful - some are "starving artists" who remain unemployed and work second and third jobs between writing gigs. I've personally met some members, actually of the Screenwriters' Guild, and they traveled the country in a trailer performing at poetry slams for extra cash to live on in between gigs - and I'm sure many WGA members are in a similar situation.

Some writers produce content mainly or exclusively intended for the Internet, and the Internet is growing in influence and writers should be compensated for the use of their work.

And - writing/reading on your own will be fun! Whether you produce poetry, a memoir, a novel, short stories, vignettes, even decorated shopping lists - or finally finish that novel you've been meaning to get to someday, you'll open yourself up to new horizons.


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/18/support-the-wga-writers---pledge-to-write-or-read-one-night-a-week-instead-of-watching-tv-till-the

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From:ladycatherina
Date:November 16th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I know I have tons of novels stacked up waiting for me in my bedroom :) And not everyone in Hollywood is part of a wealthy elite - it's not called the "boulevard of broken dreams' for nothing.

How are you? Hope everything is going well for you.
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From:randomposting
Date:November 16th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Cool. :) I like it.
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From:ladycatherina
Date:November 16th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Figured this was a creative way to handle the situation.
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From:randomposting
Date:November 16th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely! Thanks for the add. :)
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From:ladycatherina
Date:November 16th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I already spend Monday nights working on my novel, so this is easy for me.
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From:fairly
Date:November 17th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
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That's a great petition...although we don't actually watch the television in and of itself and already do that, so it's not really much of a change from our normal routine. I like the idea behind it though. :-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 18th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I hardly watch TV either, especially since ours is broken at the moment :) I do believe writers and creative artists need to stand up for and support each other rather than being so schemingly competitive, which is a large part of why I got involved in this campaign.
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