Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another blogger departs ...

... Farewell, Miss Snark.


  1. Good riddance. Her blog showed the total contempt which her class of publishing people (literary agents) hold toward writers.
    They lose sight of the important truth that the artist-- the writer-- should be at the top of the pyramid. The WRITER brings value to the art. The WRITER is the creator. Everything else should exist to enable that person.
    Instead, the power and money and respect goes toward what are in essence parasites of the process; which includes literary agents (trained with their legalistic backgrounds to NOT understand the poetry of writing) but also mainstream editors and publishers, who hold power in the realm, who think they know more than the artist about his own work.
    Revival will come when the writers themselves are in charge.
    Just my two cents.

  2. I can't agree, King. All Miss Snark did was give readers a very real introduction into the altogether unromantic publishing industry. That's the way it is. That's the way it's been for a long time. That's the way it's likely to remain. As Aquinas pointed out, truth is the conformity of the mind to reality.