This article presents an interesting take on how mainstream publishing is viewed within some academic circles:
The author’s experiences mirror some of my own. I especially remember way back in graduate school, professors responded to anything that smacked of outreach to a general readership or audience like this:
That’s a bit how I feel now, as I continue working on my copyedits, and I’m nearly halfway through the manuscript. Have I hit the right balance between historian and storyteller?
Even a non-academic such as myself can glom onto the idea of a higher standard of awareness through literature published today. I seek the higher ground within my own self. Others going there can only lift me higher. Fear-based living seems to reign today. It would be good if that mindset could be broken through intelligently, yet with a down-to-earth voice.
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