Ask a Reading Friend to Look at It First
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:03AM
JW

You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote the thing. You’ve been backstage. You’ve seen how the rabbits were smuggled into the hat. Therefore ask a reading friend or two to look at it before you give it to anyone in the publishing business.This friend should not be someone with whom you have a romantic relationship, unless you want to break up. 

MARGARET ATWOOD

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