Literary Citizenship


I used to love to read about the pissing matches between writers — Norman Mailer, for example, headbutting Gore Vidal.

But those hissy fits came from a different era, when writers could act flamboyantly, and get away with it. People still read then. Now, now it’s different. Writers need good karma in a time when readers and even writers seem less interested in reading.

Brevity links to a post by writer Blake Butler that offers some ideas for generating better karma between writers, outside of headbutts.

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