I was reading a discussion today on a writing forum, and it made me think. Some people believe the only good work is one published by a traditional publisher. So then, by this definition, what was the work before the publisher said "yes"? Neutral? Moderate? Okay? Bad? Or was it possible it was good before and good after?
I'm not saying this to discount the worth of traditional publishers--they have their worth or they wouldn't be around--but to inspire confidence in writers that they can produce good works on their own too, no matter what they end up doing with them after they write "The End."
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