So why did you submit this piece of non-writing? But be sure that most, and I should say practically all, writers have a lucrative job on the side which makes their writing marginal in their life. Is writing necessarily a marginal activity? And are “professional” writers who work for Hollywood and write scenarios within teams of twenty writers and authors for a TV series real writers, real authors who will survive in time with fame and some inheritance or some heritage they will pass over to the world? Who will remember Stephen King as a scenario writer? Who will remember the authors of Supernatural? Who will even know them? We all know Bram Stoker. Do we know the authors of the scenarios of the dozens of films dealing with Dracula? Even the vampire series on TV right now, do we know the authors of the scenarios? Do we know the authors of the scenarios of Dexter? We know the author of the books but the TV series is not the books. So? Most of the times these authors are the hacks and the mules of the business they work for, TV or cinema, Hollywood or Bollywood, who cares?

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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