Am I just a hack writer?
I selectively collect "corroborating evidence" in naive empiricism to support an argument with a series of eloquent confirmatory quotes - someone who said it a lot better than I ever could. -------Oh BTW the above was written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb from the book "The Black Swan:The impact of the highly improbable"
No sweetie your not just a hack writer because, you credited your source, Hack writers don't credit their sources, they take credit for work that isn't theirs.
That's plagiarism - I'm talking if I am a a mediocre and disdained writer .....
There are writers and there are writers, but they differ from the writers that write about writers or use the information of other writers. Did I lose you?
I speed read a couple of your hubs. Good grammar, from what I saw. Writing for a technical magazine or journal or newspaper is a bit different than writing a mystery novel. It's not really fair to compare the two.
Hack writing may not be the most original but the world needs people to research topics, assemble the facts and comment upon them and you seem to do a good job, so keep on keeping on doing what you seem to enjoy. We all have our own style and that's the beauty of it.
If people are looking for information upon a subject, they will come. But add a little salt and pepper here and there to spice things up... personal anecdotes, silly humour, personal opinions. The best cooked rice needs some spices.
Hi ptosis (interesting name - drooping eye... and so on?),
At any rate, I took a quick look at your profile page and one of your hubs, and I wouldn't call you a hack.
I have explored this issue in my hub "Are You A Writer"? It's a question that most writers seem to ask of themselves.
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