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Eye on the Prize: Go Public

Why Creating the Story Behind Your Story Begins Now

Dan Blank

Commitment is a terrifying thing. The choice to write your novel is no less of a commitment than any other relationship in your life. It is, perhaps, the most delicate and insidious commitment of all. So much of the work happens in your head that you can easily become your own unreliable narrator.

Perhaps a writer’s greatest fear, after being termed a hack, is to become that spammy self-promoter who shamelessly plugs her work in a desperate attempt to find a readership. Still, I would encourage you to make a public commitment to your book as soon as possible and share your intentions with the world. Why? Because it is difficult to find a readership for your ...

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