A few thoughts from a grumpy old writer…

Sound thinking 😉

Matthew Wright

I sometimes get the impression that the e-publishing revolution has led to people with a bit of knowledge (enough to be dangerous) offering guidance to people with none.

Wright_Hobbiton4The thing is that writing, like any profession, is a practised skill that is also as difficult and time-consuming to obtain as becoming a concert pianist. There are no short-cuts. And like all such skills, there are points where people on the learning curve get the illusion that they know how to do it.

The fact is that we are all apprentices, but experience does count – and despite the apparent ground-shift in the field of late, the principles that always applied in the days of print journalism and of agents and publisher-gatekeepers still apply.

That experience, and the skills therein, hold authors in good stead. Having total control of your own words – which comes with about 10,000 hours of practise…

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