Old Composition Rules:
based upon personal experience and private inquiry, write as well as possible about anything.
Guidelines:
if the author likes it, the publisher will censor it, and the public will autonomously decide.
Rewards:
satisfaction; achievement; historical referent.



New Composition Rules:
based upon personal ambition and private fantasies, write in imitation of market trends, with as much literary license as possible.
Guidelines:
if the author likes it, the editor will change it, the critic will hate it, and the public won't understand it.
Rewards:
ego gratification; monetary success; transient fame; ephemeral legacy.