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Tuesday Tip from the Editor: Don't Cheat Your Readers
You have a solid premise and a compelling concept. Your characters are strong, likeable, and multifaceted. Your plot is engaging and well paced. Yet, you're still not selling your book and/or engaging readers. Why? You're cheating, and your readers can feel it. You may have written your book for you, but your audience isn't going to read it for you. They're going to read it for them, which means your book isn't about you at all—no matter how many months, years, and/or relat