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Giving Back

How Helping Someone Else to Write a Better Book Turns into a Win-Win-Win

Keith Cronin

Writing can be a very solitary pursuit. It’s not a team sport (unless you’re collaborating), and all the responsibility—and the associated insecurity—falls solely on your shoulders. When working on a single project for months or years at a time, it’s easy for a writer to feel isolated. But through the wonder of the Internet, writers can now meet, interact, and form entire communities—all without ever leaving the house.

At its best, this ability to connect with other literary kindred spirits can be truly life-changing. At the very least, it’s incredibly empowering for writers of all skill levels to have the ability to communicate with—and learn from—other ...

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