Renee Collins is one of the very first people I met on the internets, and since then she has become a very dear friend. A real life friend! Renee recently signed with Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management, and I am so excited for her to join me in agentland. Today we'll be introducing you to one of Renee's regular blog features—Photoshop Friday. These always make me smile, so I thought it'd be perfect for Happy Writer's Society!
What if Writers were the new Rock Stars?
by Renee Collins
I think we in the writing community are pretty supportive of our authors. We buy their books, write rave reviews on our blogs, and come up with complex, educated reasons why this author or that book is so great. But what if the rest of the world got as into these books and authors as we did?
For one thing, they definitely couldn't go out without being thronged by screaming hordes of fans. Look at poor John Green, signing autographs on his way to the grocery store.
Kids would decorate their rooms with all the latest paraphernalia of their favorite YA novels.
Instead of debating on message boards and Amazon, the masses would take their opinions to the streets.
Even celebrities would get in on the craze. Beyonce has paparazzi cameras flickering with her stylish support of the writing community.
And book readings/signings? They couldn't take place at a table in Barnes and Noble anymore.