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Writer’s Inspiration Sunday – Critics and Critiques


Everyone who writes can agree ’50 Shades of Grey’ is pure crap.  Millions of readers disagree.  Do you think the author cares what other writers think, or what the readers do? EL James was the top author earner in 2013.

Have you ever read the “classics” from English classes for fun?  Well, you’d be one of the few then.  I’d rather wrap my messages in bubblegum genre stories for people to chew on than have teachers smash pills of my “literary genius,” down bored students’ throats in English classes. — Amie Gibbons 😉

“Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien.

“In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She’d much prefer to read a good book.”  ― Terry Pratchett

“Beware of the man who denounces woman writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell.” ― Erica Jong

“While clearly an impregnable masterpiece, Don Quixote suffers from one fairly serious flaw—that of outright unreadability.” ― Martin Amis

“I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.”  ― Stephen King

“Readers, not critics, are the people who determine a book’s eventual fate.” ― Edward Abbey

“Write. Writing is what makes a writer, nothing more and nothing less. — Ignore critics. Critics are a dime a dozen. Anybody can be a critic. Writers are priceless.” — Anne Rice

“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee,

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