Modern literature is a grab-bag of styles and voices. From highbrow eloquence and poetical literary structure to gritty, colloquialism-rammed urgent storytelling. It’s fair to say that the days of the classics have passed and so is the notion that to be a writer is to command language in the way that Dickens or the Brontes did. Writing is no longer an elitist pursuit and there is no longer the hegemony of the traditionally educated author. Best seller charts are refreshingly egalitarian and it seems that anyone can ‘have a go’ now.Read more: Do Professional Writers Need To Be Educated?