Author Allan Douglas reminds all of us that we’re supposed to suffer for our art. If you’re not suffering, what sort of writer are you, really?
If you harbor secret fears that you’re too happy to be great, Allan advises you to turn to Big Publishing. They know how to make you suffer.
Rejection is so rewarding. You enjoy spending a year or more querying agents and wallpapering your office with the politely worded notices that you aren’t quite right for them at this time, serving as an everlasting memorial to your inadequacy.
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You enjoy the challenge of rewriting your book to conform to the socio-political stance of the publishing house that has seen promise in your work.
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