With high-grade criticism and the detailed filtering of the written word, which has become such an important aspect of writing, and a serious consideration for the egos of those who write, we may have lost sight of exactly who the audience we are writing for is.
But before confirming who we are writing for or addressing, it is important to ask ourselves honestly about our motivation to write in the first place. I consider that great Literature is written from a pure motivation, not to pursue a career or to make a mark. Some agnostic writers have even been driven to write to mark their very existence in the event of their plummeting into obscurity at their death. Surely it is the process of writing that’s important, not only the end product, the material result of this process which is either sellable or destructible.
Valid Literature should not be…
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