You don’t need an editor, you don’t need a publisher. All you need is a Wi-Fi and an Apple laptop and a place to sit at Starbucks and you’re a writer. And the funny thing is that you could put anything out there, and somebody is going to read it. Writers spend their whole lives looking for readers and now with the computer, readers are there. They’re just waiting for people to put stuff online. Does this dilute the quality? That’s a matter of opinion. Giving more people the authority to write – people are doing it and they seem to find things to say and they’re finding readers and that’s one criterion for successful writing: having an audience.
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The instant audience is an interesting concept. What I love about it is the way that incredible writers that we wouldn't have heard before, now have a voice. That is amazing.ReplyDelete
For me having an audience had led me to post more. I'm more concerned about the quality of what I'm posting too. Clearly the same applies to our students - it can only lead to us all becoming better writers.ReplyDelete