Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Should writers take a year off and give everyone a break?

"As the constant thrum of laptop keyboards in coffee shops across the nation testifies, nearly everyone, it seems, wants to be an author. And, according to the New York Times, 81% of Americans feel they have a book in them. New technology plays its part here. So too, perhaps, does writing’s attraction as a way of asserting one’s existence in a world where the traditional terrain for being acknowledged by others – the workplace, family or neighbourhood – is increasingly under strain."
~ Colin Robinson, co-founder of the New York-based independent publisher OR Books 

"Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”
~ Christopher Hitchens, English-born American author, journalist and literary critic

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