The Definition of a Hack

“The hack condescends to the audience. He thinks he’s superior to them. The truth is, he’s scared to death of them or, more accurately, scared of being authentic in front of them.”

I recently finished reading the Steven Pressfield book “The War of Art” and this excerpt caught my eye.

As you’ll see in this screenshot of the page, he defines what it means to be a hack as an artist and what drives people to it.