Supporting the WGA Strike

As I blearily wake up to continue my pursuit of the NaNoWriMo high I’ve had for the past five days, this is the second day the film and TV writers in the WGA are on strike. If you haven’t seen it already, a great post on the screenwriter John August’s site explains reasons here, and in the comments are some very interesting questions and answers. According to his site, he was picketing at Paramount Studios yesterday. The picket lines in New York City are at Rockefeller Center, right near where I work.

Comic book and TV writer Brian K. Vaughan has a great post on his MySpace blog about the strike and why he supports it here.

While not a film or TV writer, I fully support the WGA strike. And I am an avid TV watcher, you have no idea, and no fan of reruns. (And, yes, this strike could affect my husband, a filmmaker, in more ways than I realize.)

Writers everywhere should stick together. Now, seeing as there is no Aspiring Novelists Desperately Trying NaNoWriMo This Year and Their Writing Is a Mess and They Won’t Admit That to Anyone Else Except, Oops, They Just Did strike (that I know of) I’m off to my morning writing spot to begin.

Film and TV writers: good luck! I’m with you.

4 thoughts on “Supporting the WGA Strike

  1. the individual voice November 6, 2007 / 10:07 am

    Actually, I quit writing my NaNoWriMo in support of the strike. I’m very generous that way.

  2. Smiler November 6, 2007 / 10:56 am

    Nova: I figure my bad writing and storytelling skills aren’t going to make a difference whether I do write or I don’t. But I enjoy doing it (most of the time, not always). so I support the Aspiring Novelists Desperately Trying NaNoWriMo This Year and Their Writing Is a Mess and They Won’t Admit That to Anyone Else Except, Oops, They Just Did non-strike. And of course Tiv, as I told you, I support your decision as well.

  3. witnessing am i November 6, 2007 / 6:14 pm

    While I am no longer an actor, don’t watch a lot of tv, and actually don’t know the issue behind this disturbance, I am on the side of “David,” not “Goliath.” I believe in the idea of the almighty “strike,” the ability of the common man to stand up and say no, no, this is not fair and just because I work for you, it does not mean I have to be thankful for an unfair situation.

    And I believe in Nova, in her word count, some great things happening every day and a novel at the end of the long crazy month. Good luck.

  4. nova November 6, 2007 / 10:57 pm

    Wow, thank you so much.

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