Originally posted on ReadTuesday:
Ever read a great book? Be thankful for the author who spent years writing it.
That book grabbed your interest and entertained you. It may have communicated valuable knowledge. The story may have drawn you in. You may have fallen in love with the characters. Perhaps you became part of another world. It could be a better world, or a highly exciting world. An escape from reality. The story may have moved you.
The author may have spent years writing the book. Doing research. Learning and developing the skills needed to craft the masterpiece. Spending months searching for agents or publishers, writing query letters, or taking a huge risk by self-publishing. Marketing avidly, struggling to build a following, all to help you discover that great book.
So much time and effort perfecting a few hundred pages. All for your benefit.
This Thanksgiving, thank an author.
There are many…
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