The Elephant in the Room

To Write With a Broken Pencil is Pointless

I read this article yesterday: “Sponsored” by my husband when it came across my Facebook feed. It took me a while to formulate my response…but I make no promises that it’s clear or even remotely concise. It’s my usual rambling thoughts on a subject that hits close to home.

The article shows two examples of writers who had certain monetary advantages and/or connections from birth within the literary scene. She highlights how when asked both of these authors state other reasons behind their success, ones that while they may contribute to their own personal success are not necessarily what hinders the majority of those who are writing today. She even uses her own life as a personal example of what can seriously help a writer get published and have the ability to continue writing and publishing, even if the books never gain high sales or advances.

At this point in my…

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