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Offline Gayle

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Re: Writing, in Fashion
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2013, 03:55:19 PM »
I suspect that the greatest author of our generation will be one who wasn't published in their lifetime.

The modern world is so concerned with instant gratification that any kind of writing with staying power will most likely be passed up by publishers looking for "the next big thing". We've all heard the stories of someone dying and their friends and family finding vast collections of unpublished works in the basement, which subsequently get published and celebrated. I'd say the best author of our times will most likely be one of those cases.
"I was born of writing. Before that, there was only a play of mirrors." - Jean Paul Sartre