This is another aspect of literary citizenship. It is not enough just to support and encourage other writers, including beginners and novices trying to break into the writing/publishing industry. We must also consider our role as writers in the larger world.

It is my opinion that much of the malaise that afflicts humanity is symptomatic of the malignant mythology that makes us adversaries instead of neighbors. This is something only we can fix. Someone needs to tell the world some better stories.

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