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Stocking Up on Literary Gatorade

How an Early Dose of Reality Can Help You Succeed

Margaret Dilloway

So you’re thinking about writing a book. Welcome to the club! Think of me as your coach, cheering you on from the sidelines, providing you with a big swig of literary Gatorade. Writing isn’t a spectator sport, and you’ll need a healthy dose of eye-opening electrolytes to stay in the game and put forth your best performance.

To a newbie, the path to publication seems like an almost unreachable goal, sort of like a lottery win. In part this is because, most of the time, we hear only the hypersuccessful stories: the people who quit their regular jobs, write their first book in two months, have agents knocking down their doors, and then cart a wheelbarrow ...

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