by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds
Today I unveil my secret writing project.
I have been laboring for years on a secret project–an escapist entertainment entitled Four Bidding For Love. I won’t tell you much about it, for I have found that any description only turns off 90% of the potential audience.
I’ve decided to serialize the story in the old-fashioned manner of weekly segments, to be published every Saturday. Those arriving in the middle of the movie, so to speak, will be able to access a page linking the previous segments. Those who want to read the rest without waiting for the serialization can buy the story on Kindle and eventually in print.
Is this brilliant marketing or simply a form of torture? I have no idea, but the project is based on the notion that people living through a depression naturally seek escapist entertainment–I know I do. Screwball comedies, for example, were very popular in the 1930s Great Depression.