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Marketability = Evil??

Published by RomanticRose in the blog Rambling Rose. Views: 126

Why is being concerned with the marketability of a piece seen as a terrible thing?

Writing is a form of communication. Communication requires a sender and a receiver. Without concern for the reader/receiver, one might as well be writing in a private journal.

I can understand therapeutic writing. I do my share of it, but I don't feel entitled to have it published, just because I needed to write it. It is separate from the writing that I publish and want to publish.

Not every writer has the goal of traditional publication, I realize that. I have no objection to anyone saying, "These are my standards, I will write according to them." What I am irked by is when anyone says, "These are my standards and you are a horrible person if you don't write by them."

Your mileage, as usual, may vary.
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