How Do Authors Get Published? Part 2

Three problems then:

1. As writers, we deal in intangibles - strange, emotional, illogical fabrications which even we don’t completely understand. It’s hard to quantify such things, so we agree, as a society, to pay a more or less nominal fee for the experience beforehand and we ‘take the plunge’ as readers, buying a book or movie ticket and journeying into the unknown world that has been created for us by someone who will probably forever remain a total stranger, the author/director.