Profit/Profusion

“On a very basic level, I can’t figure out why people would want to write unless they like to read. I mean, what would be the point?”

–Francine Prose

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“I know well enough that very few people who are supposedly interested in writing are interested in writing well. They are interested in publishing something, and if possible in making a ‘killing.’ They are interested in being a writer, not in writing. They are interested in seeing their names at the top of something printed, it matters not what. And they seem to feel that this can be accomplished by learning certain things about working habits and about markets and about what subjects are currently acceptable.”

–Flannery O’Connor, “The Nature and Aim of Fiction”

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