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Everyone’s An Author

April 14, 2020

Everyone? Yep!

allenrizzi

Everyone’s an author today. Yet, there was a time when you actually had to know how to write before calling yourself an author. God, how times have changed.

I think back fondly to the days of Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner and countless others. These were people who could write the English language with superb talent and share with all of us the wonders of their pens. They are part of a large fraternity of writers who are for all time truly authors.

Today, thanks to the internet, everyone’s an author. You can self publish your books without regard to writing talent, content or even the ability to write. On Amazon alone, there are nearly 800,000 titles available and many are from folks who can’t write a coherent sentence or present content that appeals to less than a dozen people. However, all of these people are authors and have “published” a book…

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3 Comments
  1. I’m so thankful that Amazon.com allowed me to become an author!

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    • I certainly did not mean any disrespect. You ARE an author and a very good one. The other 800,000 plus offerings on Amazon? Not too impressed.

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