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Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity Overnight!": 09/13/08
Ian and I are both suffering from either a bad cold or a mild flu. It's the downside of him teaching at a new school and of Sean attending a new school. We're bound to catch all those new germs.
So with my brain muddled by a fever, I was delighted to read the very silly epistolary exchange between authors Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn that is "Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity!". Swanwick plays the role of the Chief Creative Officer for the Guilt Eaters of Philadelphia who promises Gunn, the struggling writer, ways to double her productivity and turn her from a struggling writer into a powerhouse of creativity.
Among their emails back and forth are a series of testimonies from previous happy customers. Knowledge of genre authors comes into play here and it's delightful to see how Swanwick sells their transformations from run of the mill writers to the blockbusters they have become.