7 comments on “Literary Snobs.

  1. I don’t think I have ever agreed with someone so much, Gary.

    The world of education is saying that children should work hard, get a good education and do what is right, that is commendable.

    But, with the role models they have, such as Miss Big Tits (false ones, by the way) you can be whomever you wish to be and, basically, cheat your way in the world of literature.

    Publishing houses are becoming or become trash houses that really don’t want any talent – they want easy, quick bucks!

    And that pisses me off no end!

  2. It’s pretty sad when someone who didn’t even write a book gets a literary award. Does this happen often?
    What a slap in the face for people who have actual talent and years of hard work put into a craft to hand it to some wannabe. I’d be insulted too.

  3. Right on! I think it’s awful that the real writers of Ms. Price’s books aren’t the ones receiving awards. If you don’t do the work, you shouldn’t get the credit. Thanks for stating what other writers feel and doing it so well. Good luck on publishing your book.

  4. Will: Glad you’re in agreement, mate. One of my worries is that the publishing industry could, potentially, do itself serious harm by focusing so much on this kind of rubbish — harm that will, yet again, have a very direct and negative effect on the real writers.

    As for her status as role model, I agree totally.

    Thebeadden: I’m not sure how often it happens, but you are quite correct — it’s a huge slap in the face, even to those people out there working on their first novels and not doing a very good job of it, if you see what I mean. I have masses of admiration for people who try and fail, and none whatsoever for those who fake it and succeed.

    Thanks for the comment. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. 🙂

    Virginia: Thank you for commenting and wishing me good luck. I couldn’t agree more. Ghostwriters should receive more credit for their work. If the industry valued real writers more, they probably wouldn’t have to do this vile job in the first place and might actually have a readership that knows who they are and values them for the work they do, rather than some pop culture “label”.

    Rain: 😀 She has Olympic aspirations?! I didn’t know that. Maybe she’ll get a ghostrider to do it for her!

  5. One other problem with the publishing industry is that they keep publishing authors who have been winners, but are losing their touch long after they should. I think that authors are going to have to go indie to get their work out. Too much is tied up in crap of one sort or another.

  6. I think that’s an excellent point, silverstar. The independents are definitely the route that many good writers are taking, these days — through necessity. I’ve definitely had some of my most encouraging comments from independent publishers.

    Prize-winning authors, I agree, should not be allowed to rest on their laurels. If the quality of their work deteriorates sufficiently, they should not be published — or not with the same degree of priority and marketing weight, anyway.

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