I try to remain mostly impartial on this blog but sometimes there are loud articles on the internet that are wrong; these are generally individuals who ‘have lots of friends who are writers and they’re all quitting’, or others who don’t believe we are in the golden age of writing (at Literarium we believe we are).
One such doomsday prediction was posted to the Guardian recently by Ewan Morrison (you can find the original here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/aug/22/are-books-dead-ewan-morrison).
Ewan Morrison is so incredibly wrong about his fearmongering that Joe Konrath rebutted his article in a long-ish post so that I don’t have to. Thanks Joe!
In a nutshell:
Ewan: art is doomed because everything is free; soon, there will be no more creativity IN THE UNIVERSE!
Joe: Ewan is full of crap, and here’s why.
Please read Joe’s rebuttal here, but do check out the original article too.