Susannah Breslin, who wrote the story that made the Necking Team Button into a Significant Object, offers the point of view of a writer participating in this project in a great post, “The Story Behind The Story.” Defnitely worth a read. Here’s a taste:
What was different about this writing process was that I was keenly aware that while I was writing it, if I made it “good,” perhaps it would be “worth more,” ie it would get more money at auction. While as a freelance journalist and fiction writer, I write for money all the time, this was different. Maybe it is a bit hard to describe? It brought my competitive nature to the fore.
That’s yanked out of context of course, so please read the whole thing. It is — yes — worth it.