creative writing for fun but not profit

Clerkenwell Writers Asylum

Picture1I think most of us in the Writer’s Asylum are realistic about the limited opportunities for financial profit from our writing.

I wrote in March about some of the outlets for creative writing that have arisen as a result of changing technology.

Recently someone posted a link on a friend’s Facebook wall to another example – I’ve taken a screenshot as well as providing the link, as the nature of Wikipedia means that things can change rapidly – however the entry has been up there for at least a couple of weeks now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tottenham_Mandem

Now people might not think gang crime in Tottenham and the murder of an unarmed man by the police are a matter for humour and creativity, but I think we have a long history of taking the piss and making light of tragedy and violence as a way of dealing with the after effects. Who hasn’t…

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