Monday, 24 July 2006

Pay It Forward.

Kristin Nelson reports on what J.A. Konrath said when he accepted his Bob Kellogg award:
He said (and this is a loose paraphrase because I didn’t have a recording device or anything) that writers are not in competition for the elusive reader. If a reader is a fan of a certain type of book (in his case thrillers), they’ll pick up his book, a Barry Eisler book, and a Lee Child book (all folks who are in attendance at the conference) so there is no reason not to share information with other writers and there is no reason not to support each other. In fact, we should pay it forward to beginning writers if, as a writer, you’ve already found a measure of success.

2 comments:

  1. nice quote. i'd like to see this happen here too.

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  2. It is, isn't it? I thought it somewhat appropriate seeing as how elitism in our writing circles riles feathers so much...

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