Writer, Larry Correla, responds to a letter from a “big fan.” We’ll jump into the fan’s letter at the midway point:
…I come here to keep up with what’s happening with you and your books, and I find that obviously you hate my guts. You hate both liberals and unions. I am a tool-and-die maker by trade, and I’ve made knives and swords for much of my life, although I don’t do so now. Most skilled craftsmen are union, and I think it’s a good thing.
But I don’t come here to argue politics with you. I don’t come here to change your mind. But I wonder – is my money not good enough for you?
Do you want me to stop buying and enjoying – and recommending your books (yes I have!). Why do you want to run off potential customers?
I’ve been a business owner. It’s never good for a business to insult their customer base. Sure, gun nuts and ultra-right wingers might be you best customer, but there’s a LOT of liberal gun nuts in unions.
And I don’t think that you are so damned well-known right now that you can write off customers. I remember some time back on the blog that you finally quit your day job.
I want you to be a famous and successful writer. I want you to be able to buy a big house someplace great and never have to worry about bills. But I’d also like to give you my hard-earned money without thinking you hate my guts because of who I voted for.
I could say more, but I won’t. TRUTHFULLY, if you and I sat down and I bought you a beer – and I would, I’m not a moocher, I’m a working man – I wouldn’t want to talk politics with you. I’d want to talk writing and characters and the worlds you create, and how you created them.
Read the response HERE ( YOU DONT WANT TO MISS IT. IT WILL BE GOING VIRAL.)