cowguy02 wrote: ↑
May 30th, 2019, 9:50 pm
The real question is are there as many good authors today as a hundred years ago. And I would say that in general the quality of Literature back then was far superior to now.
I tend to agree with you. With all the self-publishing going on these days, wannabee "authors," who think they are the next Hemingway, Steinbeck, name your favorite, can easily publish their work, no matter whether it is worth the paper (or electrons) on which it is presented, or not.
Back in the day, authors needed editors, publishers, and the like to get their works published and distributed. There had to be, at least, that first level of interest as authors shopped around their work. Now authors can create their own websites and publish their works. This is not to say that there aren't some truly exceptional works being created today that will become classics. But it's a lot easier to create and publish cr*p as well (which of course, is in the eye of the beholder).
Not only can there be bad content or character development or story development, but also bad grammar, bad spelling, my own pet peeve about the lack or misuse of capitalization and punctuation. However, I believe there still is that core of new authors who produce great work ... but I think it's harder to find through the weeds now, than in the past.