The writing of a novel or short story or poem or whatever should elevate the audience, not drag the writer down to some level beneath herself. And she — the author — should fight always to prevent that dragging down, especially when the only possible benefit of allowing it to happen is monetary.Yquotes.com. 2020. Caitlin R. Kiernan Quotes – 34 Interesting Quotes. [online] Available at: <http://yquotes.com/quotes/caitlin-r-kiernan/> [Accessed 27 May 2020].