New idea for a reality show: Instead of a show focusing on amateur singers, actors or desperate attempts at getting people laid, have a reality show featuring aspiring authors. The idea would be to take the writers, put them in cabins in the woods for a week, give them a theme to write about. During that time they meet socially and talk about themselves, the craft of writing and why they want to be published. Then, at the end of the week, have agents or publishers review their work. The winner gets a contract from a publishing house with a good royalty percentage.
While not as sexy as American Idol or as puerile as The Bachelor, the writer reality show would expose people to words and the writer's ambition. And if that doesn't work, add a Jacuzzi scene with a few hookers from Cathouse to liven things up.