Friday, January 29, 2010



Most people would consider a number of best sellers, a Nebula, and editors at top markets contacting you instead of the other way around a good career. Nice work if you can get it. If that is indeed your career definition, you will write to those goals. But what if at heart you’re an oddball, a renegade, a literarily incorrect writer? What if the mass culture is not ready for your true voice? Do you conform to the Nebula world?
No one in their right mind doesn’t hope for top honors and a huge readership, but some writers have something else to offer the world. Maybe they’re actually way ahead of their time. Or they’re just weird. They can probably find a following amongst the quirky and ungelled. Why keep such writers from their public who deserves its heroes just like the rest of us?

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