i think it’s a sign of something … if that’s what you want to believe; 6 x 8 inches, untempered masonite panel. In the shop.

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A recent article on the NYR blog asked, “Since when did being a writer become a career choice, with appropriate degree courses and pecking orders? Does this state of affairs make any difference to what gets written?” It goes on to say, “A situation was soon reached where a precious few authors sold vast numbers of books while vast numbers of writers sold precious few books. Such however was the now towering and indeed international celebrity of the former that the latter threw themselves even more eagerly into the fray, partly because they needed their declining advances more often, partly in the hope of achieving such celebrity themselves.”

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This is called a lottery economy. It makes a very few people very successful while making everyone below much less successful. Are you having fun yet?