Three weeks ago I received a letter from a literary scout to whom I had submitted my book for consideration.
“We love the book, it is so Manchester ……..you know anything that has an Oasis connection is trending these days”.
OK I thought to myself, well my book isn`t about Oasis….in fact there is more to the city of Manchester than !!
The letter continued………
“I loved the chapter about the Manchester riots which I found gripping, but can you make it a bit more…….Oasisy? I mean you could introduce a Liam Gallagher character to make it more….you know that is “Trending” these days !”
I didn`t have the heart to write back & inform her that many people in Manchester regard him as a !!
With a sigh of disappointment, I folded up the letter, & after placing it back into its envelope I hid it in the sideboard drawer labelled.
Is “Trending” just a trendy word for ??????
Do you write for for ….or maybe even both???
So tell me fellow writers…what do you think?