Apparently my friend who called the Authonomy web site an American Idol for writers spoke too soon. An email from Long Story Short revealed Shadow Play Entertainment plans to launch "The Write Stuff." Yes – a reality show for writers. Or, as the press release states, “designed to assist individuals in their quest to get their work recognized, as well as network with those who have made it in the industry.”
Show execs will choose fourteen contestants “who have drive, ambition and the willingness to succeed through 14 weeks of challenges to prepare them for the competitive literary world.” Hmm. How, I wonder? Competitive writing? Mud wrestling? Bungee jumping? The release doesn’t say.
What it does say is: “Live auditions began in January 2009 and will take place throughout February 2009. However, online auditions are accepted as well. Details are available at www.thewritestufftv.com.
Thanks for the heads up, since one day remains in the month of February.
It goes on: “At stake is the ultimate prize for those who want to make their mark in the industry: a ONE-BOOK DEAL provided by Hollygrove Publishing!” Who?
“Along with the book deal and recognition of having "The Write Stuff," come a brand new Dell Laptop and a prize package worth over $16,000.” Okay then.
Any and all takers should visit www.thewritestufftv.com without delay so you, too, can be put “in the faces of those who can make it happen for them in the publishing world and those who can give them the tools they need to be successful.”
Me, I’ll be home writing. I'm not much for reality shows.