In a Spokesman-Review article profiling bloggers who transmuted their twitchy typing into book deals, Amy DeZellar notes, “The bloggers who are giving the rest of us a bad name are those who weren’t really writers in the first place and just sort of became writers by virtue of getting published. A popular blog can get you a book, but not necessarily the talent to write one.”
I’m not certain which bloggers are giving DeZellar and company “a bad name.” And it’s difficult for me to qualify the merits of Dating Amy, seeing as how the book’s only apparent review coverage consists of gushing testimonies from Dating Amy fans on Amazon. But this is the sort of statement one expects not from an emerging author, but from a quarterback fearful of his younger and more robust counterparts — the guys fresh out of college who will inevitably replace him.
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