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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Should I write a novel?

I'm thinking about it. Not that I have time.

12 comments:

Zack Calhoon said...

Yes. Go for it.

Pam said...

YES! t'would be glorious.

TJ (Joshua) said...

Do it, man, do it!

I just hit 62, 000 words on my novel, only got about 30,000 to go!

It's rough but worth it.

Joshua James said...

that previous post was me, for some reason it gaveme the wrong blogger identity.

Kyle said...

No! No, you asshole!

My vote counts for ten. I swear to god, I'll punish you if you try it.

Adam said...

yes. it's freeing.

Kyle said...

I'm warning you! Don't listen to them! You'll regret it!

Jamespeak said...

Sure, why not?

Alison Croggon said...

Novels are addictive. I started with a novella of 100 pages, saying to myself that I could give up any time, and now I'm on the fourth volume of a 2000 page epic. So beware.

The amount of sheer labour involved in writing novels is fairly staggering, but luckily, like childbirth, you forget all about the pain when you've finished. And there really is nothing like typing THE END at The End.

Anonymous said...

What would you write about? Its way too hard, I'd give up and go home if I were you.

Freeman said...

Anonymous:

Fair point. You're right. I quit, everyone. I have to.

alwaysabridesmaid said...

as someone whose 24-year-old roommate just sold his novel to Random House for $400,000 (he didn't leave the house for a year, almost literally, but wow was it worth it) I say yes, yes, yes. Write it.

Matt, I ended up staying in the Bahamas longer than I expected, so I am that person who missed Standards of Decency. Many apologies, my Emercamp friend.