Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bring a Celebrity to Camp Day

Celebrities affect writers. Whether it's Jane Austen, J.D. Salinger or Gwyneth Paltrow, we naturally look up to people and are inspired by them... for better or worse. But to make Freelance Writing Camp more fun than it already is, who would you bring? A hottie to keep you drooling? A literati to give you advice?

Here are some of my ideas... Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Suburban Girl as an associate editor trying to make her way to the top. Cute and apparently a stellar editor! What a bargain.

Truman Capote. Alcoholic, narcissistic and usually offensive... but he'll make your blood run cold with his stories.
Anne Hathaway. Classic bone structure and a terrible British accent. Her performance in Becoming Jane will make you throw up and grab your Austen like a lifeboat. Cary Grant-- now we're talking. He's played a writer in his time, but his performance in Indiscreet should give every rom-com writer inspiration. He practically invented the pleasant playboy archetype.
David McCullough. Bit on the older side... and happily married... but John Adams just inspires awe, wonder, laud, honor, praise, glory and a bunch of historical pluses.
Jane. What can I say? You are the definition of hermit celebrity. May you rule forever. Mischa Barton. Um... ?

1 comment:

Pema said...

Oooh... I agree you with the Jane Austen thing. Even though I can't understand a word she's saying in her novels, they've sold so many copies she must have something.

But I'd also go with Stephanie Meyer. Her Twilight series has been mega-popular... maybe she could teach me a thing or two!