Casually browsing through blogs, I saw a ‘writer’ refer to ‘readers’ as if they were some kind of ‘other’. Until then I hadn’t even considered the possibility that some writers don’t think of themselves as readers, as if they belong on another plane.

But it gives me another pet hate. Apart from the arrogance, isn’t the ideal writer also the ideal reader? Or am I talking nonsense? Shouldn’t writers distance themselves from writers rather than readers?

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