Posts Tagged: Stephen Marche

Keep Failing

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Don’t let that stack of rejection letters get you down. For writers of all kinds—would-be, struggling, under-appreciated, even critically acclaimed—failure is part of the job description. At the New York Times, Stephen Marche describes a writing profession riddled with disappointment and missed connections, from the ever-frustrating publishing world to a reader’s power of interpretation.

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Writers: Victims of a Dying Industry or Myopic Whiners?

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“Writers have always been whiners,” begins Stephen Marche’s essay in the latest issue of Esquire. Fighting words! Brandish your swords! Then he describes the proliferation of excellent writing (both fiction and nonfiction), the increased access to the marketplace technology has granted new writers, and the hefty sums of money big-name authors make. Good points! Warily […]

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