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Cultural Beliefs About Writing or Plain Economics?


Hoping you all enjoy today’s re-blog :-)

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Inspiration or craft? Can writing be taught or is it an innate talent? Well, the answer to that may often be culturally determined. From what I saw at the Quais du Polar last week and, following a bit of debate about it on Twitter following this article announcing the demise of the British short story, it seems to me that French culture leans more to the ‘inspiration’ school of thought, while Anglo-Saxon culture believes more in the capacity to hone one’s writing talent. Hence the proliferation of MFA courses in the US or MA courses in the UK. Hence the different way of discussing the writing process and getting under the skin of the main female character (although Ron Rash seems to be more French than American in that respect).

Queuing up for their literary fix in Lyon…

As usual, I am somewhere on the fence on this topic…

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2 responses to “Cultural Beliefs About Writing or Plain Economics?

  1. MarinaSofia April 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for considering this worthy of reblogging – I suspect it’s a subject we will never, ever tire of…

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    • Alexander M Zoltai April 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I completely agree, Marina…

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