Hi gang, Craig here once again with an odd topic this time, etiquette. It may seem like an strange topic for a writing blog, but I promise you it’s applicable.
If you read enough about writing you’ll come across a line similar to this: Never give them a reason to say ‘No.’
This dates back to the days of huge New York publishing. You needed an agent, but those agents desperately want to say no to projects. Imagine one person, with about ten-thousand manuscripts, all begging to be read. They must get through that pile somehow, and any reason to put one down allows them to move to the next one.
Step it up to the publisher, and the job is no simpler. The work has been vetted, but they still have more than they can handle. It’s lather, rinse, repeat.
I mentioned this to walk you into the modern…
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