This article said pretty much everything I was going to say on this subject. I am glad I was “off my feed” and not on the internet to see all the drama, or read. Thank you, Story Reading Ape, for bringing this article to my attention. As usual, you rock!
…to end the ridiculous professional versus amateur writer argument!!
For a few days several months ago various highly inflammatory articles appeared across the internet voicing differing opinions regarding independent writers, claiming that they were not professional in their approach – whatever that is supposed to mean.
Certain commentators delivered vitriolic attacks accusing independent writers of being nothing more than an editor’s worst nightmare and a monumental pain to deal with. When they were quite rightly challenged for making such statements, they immediately went on the offensive, under the illusion that attack is always the best form of defence when you’ve been caught out! By reacting in the way they did, they instantly lost the argument. Apart from venting their spleen, what was the point? I suspected when I read the articles at the time that the attackers were probably jealous of the sales success of some independent writers. Of course…
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