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Storytellers vs. Status-Seekers

"The more I see, the more I feel that novelists fall into two broad categories: those whose desire is to be published, and those whose passion is to spin stories. I think of these as status-seekers and storytellers. You can't tell the difference right away but, over the course of a career, it always emerges. Status-seekers focus on self-promotion and obsess about the industry. Storytellers ignore that stuff and focus on improving their novels. Guess who succeeds and who fails?"

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