Voluntary Service - Philip Pullman
(Found the article through Readerville.com)
So far this blog has been books only, but I came across this article by Philip Pullman (author of the His Dark Materials series) and thought he made some very good points about the responsibilities of a writer. The link above is to the original article on Guardian Unlimited Books, but I've also got the article here in case that one goes offline.

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