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.


October 22, 2014