Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Longer Task

When a story fails to gain readers, I find it easy to blame the one person responsible for its weakness. What I forget, and what I must remember, is that the same person is responsible for the story's existence. Take away the person, and you take away not only the story, but the pleasure that awaits any reader who might discover it.

I have to keep this in mind, because the task of gaining readers can take as long, or even longer, than the task of learning to write.

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