"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 487
|Posted on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 12:46 pm: |
sisg: Hmmmm...i agree it does get sticky! Let me state, again. I prefer literary fiction. I'm not interested in a well written story about boy meets girl, boy cheats on girl, and then girl finds resolution in learning that she doesn't need a man to define her...With that said, folk like "Steph in Chicago," seem to be making a distinction between commercial fiction and literary fiction, based upon what best represents the "race."
I think that position is problematic, because if ya wanna write then you shouldn't have to bear the burden of ya race, as A_Womon has stated, elsewhere.
You're right, folk need to step up and take writing seriously. In addition, and this is the unfortunate part, there is the possibility that this particular market is not concerned with the "good writing." It seems to me, and here are my socialist leanings to be honest, capitalism though democratic in some ways, is only interested in making money...so if bad writing sells, what can u do?