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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: to nitpick or not
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/30/1997 2:02:00 PM  

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Roseann <103510.1542@compuserve.com> asks:
> Why should I tell you how to do yours?

Thanks....

I think a lot of the nitpicking comes out of people feeling they
*have* to express an opinion about something. It's something you learn
as a writer; if somebody goes into a bookstore and buys a book, they
bring it home, read it, and if they like it, they like it; if they
don't, they don't, and that's really kind of it, just the broad
strokes. If you write a book and give it to a friend, the friend will
feel s/he has to go through it and give you critical responses..."I
just didn't buy it when John bought the vanila ice cream cone on page
47, a guy like that would buy chocolate."

Once the creation of the show is over, I think that it'll fall
back into the general reaction category.

jms

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