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…as if no one will ever read it

7 thoughts on “…as if no one will ever read it”

  1. Ah, I’m the first. I hope that your post gets out to many, many bloggers. Filled with good advice. One of my “favorite” incomprehensible authors is John Gardner. But he can write! Not well liked nor appreciated, “too cerebral.” So much for his fiction. Except for Grendel. Now what do they say? “As if no one will ever read it.” Thank you for the insights. “So what do you think?”

  2. Really liked your message. I agree “write as if no one will read it” I can understand why some would take an opposing view though.
    It reminded me of the mindset when majoring in fine art – the difference between an “artist” and a “mere illustrator” or “commercial artist”. The underlying principal being, you make more money pleasing the crowd but you’ll never produce a masterpiece.

    1. I don’t know about that… I suppose it would depend on the art and artist. Technically, most of the great pieces of art of the Renaissance were commissions for the rich, or the church, if I’m not mistaken. It’s a little different for writers, since not many people “commission” a book, in the strictest sense. I do agree, though, that being commercial will tend to bring more steady income than striving for originality. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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