Readers and writers: log on every Thursday to weigh in on a “deep thought” question about the the world of writing and publishing. We look forward to your comments. Let the discussion begin!
Certainly writing and readers’ tastes are subjective. The powers that be at any given publishing house green-lit the novel that ended up on the bookshelf so somebody thought the story or the writer was “good enough”. Yet what makes a writer in any genre “gifted”? Who do you believe is a gifted author?