There are a lot of different kinds of writers out there. And different kinds of readers too. I like certain kinds of books, you like certain kinds of books. Our tastes may be different, but none of that matters. What matters is that all of us writers and all of us readers somehow get matched up so that everyone has something to read that they like. Sounds easy, right?
And it should be easy, except there are a lot of critics out there - and I mean literary critics or literati A.K.A. - those people who want to be able to dictate what good writing "is" and what it "isn't".
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of critiques and feedback - getting lots of different types of readers to review and give feedback on a book is paramount, with one caveat:
We need to stop bashing popular fiction for not being "literary" enough.
Read what you like!
And like what you read...
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