Just after I’ve said I can’t find anything worth talking about, I come across this: The Plot Thickeners.
I kinda knew this, having read something about it a few months back in one of the Sunday Papers (the capital P means it was one of the broadsheets). What I find fascinating is the other writers, the ones who actually DO the writing, are quite happy with this. I’m guessing that the publishing houses only hire authors who seem aware that their own writing isn’t of the same standard as, say, that of Tom Clancy.
As the article says, this is another modern phenomenon, another example of marketing gone awry. “It’s hard to imagine Leo Tolstoy writing “War” and someone else writing “Peace.” Most great writers don’t even get along with themselves.”