Monday, December 3, 2012

A Golden Age for Writers?

You'd be hard-pressed to get me to agree, but Stephen Marche argues in Esquire that we're living in a new Golden Age for writers. The barriers to publishing have fallen (hello, e-books) and Tom Wolfe got a $7 million advance. Having banged my head fruitlessly against the publishing wall for much of the past five years, I see it differently, but perhaps I'm just being narcissistic. Wouldn't be the first time.

How do you see it?


Lt. Cccyxx said...

You know, we may be headed toward such a Golden Age, but we ain't there yet. And Tom Wolfe's advance seems like a non sequitar...for many reasons.

Roland said...

Like everything else, it's a Golden Age for the One Percenters of the writing world.

Misha Gericke said...

Mmm... I think as always, everything depends on luck and the writer's skill.