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Yet, I'm curious: What if publication was impossible?
Would it be a relief for you not to have to worry about how your writing would be perceived, or would it be a killer of some (or all) of your passion for the craft? Would you write in a different style, a different genre, about different characters if you had no audience to think about?
Personally, I think I would continue writing, even if I knew I had no chance of being published. Publication is a good motivator and a nice dream, but I like putting words down on paper--or in a word processor, as it may be--for the sake of it.
What about you?
-----The Golden Eagle