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Guest Contributor: Great Expectations

What to Do When Dreams and Reality Collide

M.J. Rose

Editor’s Note: New York Times bestseller M.J. Rose (www.mjrose.com) has written more than a dozen novels. She is also the founder of the first marketing company for writers, Author Buzz (authorbuzz.com), which makes her an ideal guest for this book. M.J. has witnessed firsthand the collision of many an author’s dream with reality and learned how best to cope with the aftermath.

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I think one of the real problems we authors face is that in order to write a book—to do all the research, to juggle day jobs and family and make sacrifices to find time to write, to sweat over words and paragraphs and characters, to sometimes bleed on the page—we have to believe ...

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