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My About Face on Self-Publishing

Astrid Cook - The Right Writer

TheTruthBI’m a bit of a writing snob. Okay, there. I said it.

Here’s the thing: I went to college (several times, as it turns out), got a degree in journalism, worked for a daily paper, toiled in various communications jobs for 15 years. During that time, I watched my industry go by way of the steel mill. To add insult to injury, I have seen a lot of “writers” (deliberate quotation marks) come into my  industry with a degree of success much higher than mine.

So, not only am I old school, but I’m kinda pissed: While I appreciate that talent doesn’t require a degree, I’ve watched the dumbing down of America (a different post for a different day) in tandem with crap writing spoon-fed to uninquisitive readers. There’s no nuance in language; grammatical and syntax errors abound; heightened expression is not simply unwanted, it is now disparaged.

That is…

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One comment on “My About Face on Self-Publishing

  1. Wow! Thanks for the reblog. Looking forward to reading more of your site.

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