It's The Full Moon

A Monthly Newsletter


A NOTE OF AMBIVALENCE


On the one hand, I firmly believe that social media is an addictive, mind-altering tool of mass conditioning that is rapidly eroding our souls and poses an existential threat to our very species. On the other hand, I’ve been told to cultivate a digital platform. Rather than barrage people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,

I have chosen to start this newsletter. It seems a more humane, dignified method of keeping in touch with readers. Though if I’m honest, the basic concept is the same: capture the personal data of anyone who has ever expressed the slightest, momentary interest in your work, trap them in an endless one-way relationship in which you make escalating demands (Please donate $1.50 to my Patreon to buy me a cup of coffee! Also, I need a new roof!) in exchange for the sporadic sharing of banal observations and the occasional glimpse into your private life, a play for authenticity which serves only to dispel your personal mystique, which is the only true currency a writer has to begin with.

So we’ll see how it goes.