Barleywine Gutenbiere D'Greenman (alembicresearch) wrote,
Barleywine Gutenbiere D'Greenman
alembicresearch

Who am I better than?

I was just sitting thinking, while reading the thread on the Nobel Prize,
why wouldn't Danielle Steele win it?

You might say, "well, she isn't a very good writer", right?

Which I'd probably agree (I haven't ever read a book of her's from
cover to cover, but every once in a while I'll pick one up
and skim a page or two, and realize I could probably read
the whole thing in a few hours or less ... its kind of one notch
above "Dick and Jane").

But then again, she's probably the top selling author in the history
of the world ...

So it makes me wonder, if I ever sat down and tried to write somekind
of book, for eventual attempt at publication, could I write something
better than what Danielle Steele writes?

Most of us here would probably say, "heck yeah, I could do that".
Right?
(it might not sell as many books, or even get accepted by a publisher,
but it would be better, literarily wise, than that).

So the question is, if "Danielle Steele" is to low a bar, which author
do you think you could be better than?

If it is to high, the same question ...

Now that I think of it,
and looking at the writing above ... maybe "Dick and Jane" is
about the level of "my" bar. :-)
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