Today at The Guardian, columnist Tim Clare proclaims “Everyone does not have a novel inside them.” However, if that’s the case, then what’s this mysterious bump on my ribcage? And more to the point, is the market saturated with too many people trying to shop their story? If so, is this necessarily a bad thing and who cares? Ironically enough, Tim Clare apparently had a novel inside him at some point, as it came out as a sci-fi venture, Joshu Replied. What do you think? Does everyone have a story to tell and a right to tell it, or should some people just shut up? Do you see the publishing world as a closed cartel or as a rightfully guarded institution?