Having said that, there are many writers out there who do enjoy bragging about their talents. In fact, I was flipping the channels recently and came across an author boasting to an interviewer that his book has actually caused domestic issues between husbands and wives. Apparently, his book is so fucking awesome that women are making their children take extra nap times during the day so they can read, thus causing the kids to sleep less at night time.
Now don't go quoting me on that just yet cause I have to admit, this statement caused me to roll my eyes and quickly change the channel. So it's possible that through my irritation, I may have misunderstood exactly what he was
There seems to be this strange belief that in order to make people confident in your abilities, you first have to be a total horse's ass and brag yourself up. Cause no one would ever see through that smooth move and wonder if perhaps you were
So am I suggesting that this author shouldn't be proud of his work? Of course not, this guy's book is probably
I think there is something to be said about being down-to-earth and approachable. One of the most famous authors in the world is JK Rowlings. She was discovered during a very low period in her life and at the time, was living in poverty. Now a successful author, she has established the Volant Charitable Trust, that works to combat both poverty and social inequality. She remembers where she came from and in fact, she is known to be quite the philanthropist. Now that is something to brag about...