Respect between writers, or of readers for a writer, based on the quality and substance of their writing. Amount of writing published or number of copies sold can be, but isn't necessarily, a factor, as quantity is not always indicative of value.
I don't care how prolific he is or how many copies he's sold, James Patterson has no sheet cred. He's good at driving plot, but that's about it.
by formicah February 01, 2011