We all deal with considerable “insincerity,” even here where we have a forum for original thought. So many writers find articles and stories they like, figuring they’ll make it their own—especially in the self-improvement category. “Writing to be seen” appears to be the order of the day, from texting to self-publishing. Books today are about being seen. The publicity itself (usually done online) is about being seen. We’ll do anything for a response, making good language and good writing secondary to visibility. Thanks for the article—and Orwell.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store