A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent.
Oscar Wilde via Maria Popova
Why is “write for yourself” and “ignore the haters” such common advice? Aren’t we already self-obsessed?
The opposite, to write for others, or in pursuit of a specific goal, or thunder financial gain, is not celebrated, but instead considered a compromise.
This guy disagrees. “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.“
Continue reading for a few more thoughts on success, art & audience.