A hack wrtier is somebody who writes really, um... Good. They write stuff really fast, too, so yuo don't haveto waste time waiting on a "perfectionist" to finish tweaking his work or some crap. Instead, you can have a entire novel written in a week and it will be a best-seller. They often get paid by the numerical value of what they right rather than th quality of waht they have written. As such, they will make use of verbose unfamiliar to the commonman so they "pad" their writing really... Uh, good.
Because they are paid by the number of words they write rather than by how good they write, they may be redundant in their writings and whatnot. Their prose may appear as if they intentionally sprinkled it with overly lengthy explanations and crude language. It is possible for work by hack writers to seem inconsistent, but this is usually the fault of the crappy brains many readers posses. Some may even seem completely unknowledgable on the subject they are writing, often appearing to not even have a grasp of basic facts, but those kind of claims are ludacris because hack writers are masters of the written word which is why they are so prolific and varied in their work.
Hack writers are badass enough to write "true crime" novels and books. When they (hack writers) write for the mainstream news medai, they are referred to as "mercenaires" and "pens for hire" because everyone wants their work or something cause they write so good.
Hack writers have been around since the dawn of mankind being pretty awesome. When the Egyptian pharohws needed somebody to detail their rules over Egypt, hack writers were brought in to write hieroglyphs. They were the ones who came up with awesome jackal-headed men, talking cat men, and the murder mystery of King Tutakhutinhymen. Who else could devise such a great idea as the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx? Nobody. Only a hack writer has the ability to write such fantastic things and make them believable.
Then there was the legendary hack writer Noah who freed the enslaved Jews from Egypt by getting God to kill the pharaoh's sun. Noah then led the Jews through a dessert for 40 years. He sufficed his 40-year journey through the desert by eating "mana" which is just another word for "sand". He started calling these Jews "Israelites" which means "people dumb enough to follow some motherfucking dirt-eater through a desert for an extended period of time." Anyway, he totes led them through a desert for 40 years and when they started asking where the hell they were going, Noah climbed a fucking mountain, bleached his hair white, carved out The Ten Commandments from boulders, and starting setting bushes on fire. He then founded the nation of Israel cause he was a pimp.
Centuries after the adventures of Noah, another hack writer emerged. He was the Apostle Paul, who used to go by the name "Saul of Tarsus" but quit going by that name when his buddy Jesus got killed in a pretty graphic way (he was naild by a buncha guys but came back to life cause he was cool). There was blood and guts and guys in tattered robes with rippling muscles and geeky haircuts. When all of the Bible writers came together to write the a biography about their good friend who was killed off, Paul added in all the non-homo stuff and it was totally consistent with everything else in the good book.
Later on in history, around the time when America was blowing up British poeple with their muskets, lots of writers were brought in to create a new governing document for the emerging United States of America, which is the most awesomely badass nation to ever exist ever because of how cool it is. After the nerd finished up the first draft of the Constitution of the United States, hack writers were called in to improve it and make it longer. This is where the Bill of Rights came into play. The hack writers, led by Alexander Hamilton, created the Bill of Rights as an extension of the Constitution by addinf various pointless amendments like the 2nd Amendment, which was meant to let bears carry firearms because bears with guns is such an awesome concept. Another of the pointless amendments added by the hack writers was the 3rd Amendment that banned everyone from housing military troops in their homes because only a pussy foot-soldier needs a roof over his head, while real badasses like Rambo would be all vagabond-y and sleep in cardboard boxes.
After saving the day by building the American government, hack writers had a lot of time on their hands. This was good as an abundance of time allows hack writers to write even more. Some went on to establish newspapers to describe the mundane events of the previous day. One, however, embarked on a majestik journey. He com piled a long list of different words, alphabetized them because being alpha means you're the top dog and nobody is gonna questioned a thing you write, and defined each of those words. This hack writer was Noah Webster, probably a descendant of the previous hack writer mentioned here named Noah. He called this list of words and their meanings, or definitions, a "dictionary". He filled it with words of his own creation.
Some examples of Noah Webster's diligent work are display below:
|Erinaceous - adjective meaning "like a hedgehog"|
|Mesonoxian - something part of speech meaning "pertaining to midnight"|
|Myriacanthous - another part of speech meaning "having many prickles"|
|Hippopotamonstrousasquipidaliaphobia - a noun meaning I just scared somebody shitless with this word|
Some other person named Merriam later expanded Webster's dictionary.
|“||You had an arse full of farts that night, darling, and I fucked them out of you, big fat fellows, long windy ones, quick little merry cracks and a lot of tiny little naughty farties ending in a long gush from your hole.||”|
—James Joyce, Love Letters
Other hack writers appeared over the years. They wrote quite popular novels, in which they wood enter soliloquies about wanting more soup and baseball gloves. Another hack writer named James Joyce came to fame when he wrote a really long book that is the envy of all hack writing. He also wrote a really good series of letters about anal sex because that's what badass motherfucking hack writers do in their spare time: They write about things in agonizing detail and fuck people in the ass.
There seemed to be a lull in hack righters for several decades after the accomplishments of Noah. But this ended in the late 1990s, when another master hack writer appeared and began publishing books. Her name was J.K. Rowling. She began writing stupidly idiotic literature about teenagers. Mayor Stephanie, a Moreman, followed in her footsteps but included more sex because nothing is more badass than sex except explosions and things that go boom. Oh, and vampires. Vampires are pretty awesome.
These two managed to trick Hollywood into converting their book series - each having their own series of books; they weren't coauthors or anything like that because it would be gay, but since they are women it would be "lesbianism" which is pretty hot - into movies starring teenagers and young adults who would probably only be 5/10-pointy-elbows-would-not-fuck if they weren't in movies but because they are and that means they have money they all become 9/10s instantly.
Speaking of movies, alot of films about hack writers were made. This includes the 1946 classic The 3rd Guy which featured a hard-drinking hack writer named Holly Martins who knew that "liquor befor beer never fear; beer befor liquor, throwup quicker."
edit Writer's block
Hack writers never get blocked. When a hack writer puts pen2pad, there is no stopping them until they are presented with a sizable paycheck. Afterall, they do not write simply because they arh great. No, they do it for the cash, the bucks, the Euros, the Dollars, the Pesos, the rupees. Whatever the payment is, that is what they want. They will take any job, be it writing screenplays about orphans, inane dribble about the British monarchy, or fiction about Abraham Lincoln and ponies.
Wutever the job is, you can count on a hack writer to do it, to get it done, to go where no other writer would want to go. You want a cheesy romantic comedy script? Hire a hack writer. You wanna describe cardboard as edible? Get a hack writer. You wanna report on the economy of a nation without your report being at all accurate so that you can paint a strong economy as weak in an attempt for political gain? Hack writer galore, baby. Perhaps you just need someone to write a story about an old building or dam being demolished and all of your serious journalists are incapable of expanding that into something of greater length than a paragraph in length? Well goddammit, hack writers love talking about shit being destroyed, bee it with explosives, a wrecking ball, sledgehammer, chainsaws, or even a laserbeam or something even cool than any of that. Seriously; that is the expertise of a hack writer. Just give them the opportunity and they could just go on and on about the dust clouds and the sheer carnage of anything.
Authors who suffer from writer's block are pathetic individuals and will never qualify for hack writer membership. A true hack writer composes words into sentences into paragraphs into literature constantly non-stop. Hell, they are capable of writing about a speck of dust, be it religious or experiential or whatever.