On Being Blacklisted

There are always rumours in the film and televison industry about certain writers being ‘blacklisted’.  There’s no McCarthy style witch-hunt, but there are, it is alleged, subtler ways to block a writer’s career path.  But to be honest, I’ve always regarded such talk as mere indulgence and writerly paranoia.

But now it’s happened to me!  I’ve been blacklisted!!  Not for long, admittedly - the blacklisted lasted about a day in all – and not, I hasten to add, in respect of my fiction and drama writing.  But yesterday I logged on to blog, and was firmly told by my computer screen that I had been engaged in illegal and malicious activity and I was now blacklisted, and forbidden to visit my website ever again.

Fortunately, it turned out to be a mere technical glitch, which the redoutable Ariel swiftly solved. 

But that was a scary moment there…

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