Friday, November 27, 2015

What Writers are Encouraged to Forget

"And it does no harm to repeat, as often as you can, 'Without me the literary industry would not exist; the publishers, the agents, the sub-agents, the sub-sub-agents, the accountants, the libel lawyers, the department of literature, the professors, the theses, the book of criticism, the reviewers, the book pages--all this vast and proliferating edifice is because of this small, patronized, put down, and underpaid person.'" - Doris Lessing

7 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes!

Fiona Glass said...

Thank you, I needed that today!

sandra seamans said...

We all need that reminder from time to time, Fiona.

Leroy Vaughn said...

The people that this is intended for most likely won't get the message.

sandra seamans said...

They never do, Leroy. :) But it's that way in many occupations where you supply the raw materials. My husband and I ran a dairy farm and farmers are always on the short end of the money. They can't operate without you but hate to acknowledge the fact that they need you to survive.

oscar case said...

Right on!

Thomas Pluck said...

Amen.