Dime Store Fiction versus Literature
While we were having our own little drama here concerning whether mundane matters such as word choice and comprehensibility should inhibit the truly gifted writers among us, the "real world" has been having it own debate -- can genre fiction be considered "literature"? I offer no answer and expect none. I merely suggest the following interesting articles for your reading pleasure. They are not in any particular order, so you will have to do your own sorting.
To some, the term 'Dime Store' has a negative connotation associated with its meaning. I don't read anything that isn't going to further my education or is related to my fields of expertise. Therefore, reading 'literature'/Tom Clancy or 'Dime Store' novels have very little value or appeal to me. There are some people who find poetry powerful and moving, whereas I find poetry boring, stuffy and unnecessary. There are individuals, however, who believe they are better or more superior because they are intimately familiar with the works of Shelly or Lord Byron. I spend most of my time interpreting meaning in various things, so having to interpret something as null as poetry I find quite annoying.
With that being said, there is a difference between sharing one's knowledge with others and showing off. When I spot a show-off, in any forum, I tend to down vote that post. This is just my way of saying !@!# off! Show offs are troll makers and tend to invoke the wrath of Karma. Having lived the code of the warrior for most of my adult life, I believe that humility can be a grace-saver. Incidentally, I have only begun to comprehend, fully, the rules, forms and functions of grammar; therefore, grammar 'masters' may find fault with my writing.
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