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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 23GO IT ALONE:WHEN TO SELF-PUBLISH AND PURSUE YOUR UNIQUE VISION

“Be yourself—not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

—HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Before I talk about when it’s a good time to self-publish, I first want to explore what it means to be a writer with a unique vision. If you are such a writer, you might at times feel that you are a square peg in a round hole or all alone adrift at sea. At this point we’ve discussed developing a distinct voice and daring to be bold, claiming your skills and doing the good hard work of your chosen craft. Now we’re going to talk about whether it’s time to direct your skills toward self-publishing or to taking a traditional approach.

As a writer (artist!), you have ...

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