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When I am writing, I am constantly aware of a contract that exists between the reader and I. It goes like this:
- Writer: I promise to write something that isn’t shit
- Reader: I promise not be a cretin
It’s a simple contract but works well because it leaves both parties free to pursue their goals whilst putting the onus of quality on the other, thus ensuring that they are both playing at the height of their game; and it also opens both parties up to criticism but only to a degree that is fair, with each party regulating for him or herself what constitutes ‘fair’.