Utter Wankery in Criticism, Pt. One

It’s utter wankery to waste even a line or two showing you are too good for or not too good for the material being discussed.

I was fortunate enough to be taught this principle at the start of my writing as a pro, but it has only grown more ironclad over the years. It supposedly arises from vestiges of distinctions between high and low art. The true source is the undeniable urge of some critics to put themselves in front of the topic.

2 thoughts on “Utter Wankery in Criticism, Pt. One

  1. Unfortunately, I most often have to read a gross violation of the clear rules in order to post about one. And this is the rare situation where the inspiration should remain nameless.

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