Brad Stevens wrote:"But the difference between writing an e mail and writing a novel is as vast as the known universe. The difference between writing a book about a filmmaker and BEING a filmmaker is night and orange."
Spoken like man who has never written a book in his life.
Let me see if I can be a bit clearer than Loftus on this point.
There IS a difference between writing an email and a novel. There is a difference between writing a book about a subject, and actually DOING the subject.
I don't think Josh was disparaging either endeavor, though it may come off that way because of the debate that preceded it, but your flippant remark to his statement does indicate a disregard for the quality in either profession, novelist (book writer) or filmmaker. There IS a world of difference between an email and a book as the degree of difficulty/craft/professionalism that separates the average email from the average book. Sure we could split hairs on how many books were written that probably should've stayed emails, but the point remains: It is different.
Look: You've made some valid points, I think. Josh has, too. But this argument was over after about the 3rd page of this thread (and that's charitable). Both of you guys are beating your heads against brick walls, and though we may appreciate the blood spatter, it's getting kinda goofy. Thus, my previous goofy remarks.
But when you retort as you did, Brad, you're not scoring any points, and not only is your head getting bloodier, but now the onlookers are starting to turn away in disgust.