Classic and New Writing

Posted by Troy on 31st March 2012 in Writing

Sometimes, I read old novels, and I marvel at the craftsmanship that went into it.  Sometimes I wonder if the advent of the typewriter and computer has degenerated the art.  The length of time necessary to write a novel by typing is incredible.  I couldn’t imagine if I had to write each word out.  Editing would take even longer.  I should imagine that novels were only undertaken by people of massive talent and vision.  Now, however, anyone can type out a novel.  Using self-publishing options such as createspace and Kindle, anyone can have a book to sell.  Now it feels like most books are either self-indulgent or operating on a formula out of a “You can write too!” book.

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