from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A free-thinking writer. See free-thinker. Shaftesbury.
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You admitted that he probably did not act with malicious intent in missing the deadlines, and rushing as a free-writer would only deteriorate the outstanding work we have come to expect from GRRM.
Since he is a free-writer he will often produce large chunks of work that are unusable but will learn from them that he wants to do something slightly different with the story.
I like your article as it is quite lucid and explains how George as a free-writer moves forwards and backwards within the same time-frame, however it does miss out on 1 crucial point, enjoying toys and figurines privately is one thing and pushing them onto his fans all the time is quite another, no mention has been made of beloved writer's latest ability to push every thing imaginable under the sun for sale except the thing which we want the most and that is the story itself.