Invest in Literature—and a Piece of the Brooklyn Bridge

Do you have a spare $2000.00 lying around the house? Why not send it to this untested fiction writer and receive a share of his entirely hypothetical profits?

In fact, I'm a relatively penniless writer too!

Thanks to good pal Sandy Pearlman for discovering this one!
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 08, 2008
     Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams | Literature | Books | Writers | Money | Charity | Self-help Schemes | Performance Art

Isn't "penniless writer" a repetitive phrase? It's kind of like saying "lying politician" or "scumbag lawyer." We know that's what they are. No need to repeat it.
Posted by Alex on 08/08/08 at 08:04 PM
Alex--good point! Last time I bestirred myself to look, the stats on average writerly income hovered at about $5K per year.
Posted by Paul on 08/09/08 at 10:06 AM
Anne--We're supposed to look at the whole charade with postmodern irony, I expect. But it's still tacky, as you say.
Posted by Paul on 08/09/08 at 10:07 AM
Anne--online serials with a pay-per-chapter scheme are theoretically a very good idea--but even Stephen King failed to bring his off. Although that was a few years ago, and the internet is different now.

Good luck!
Posted by Paul on 08/09/08 at 11:37 AM
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