An “unsentimental education” for writers

Are you a first-time novelist, ready to shop your book around to publishers?

Geoff Pevere, the books columnist with the Toronto Star, has some advice for you: educate yourself about the industry, and be willing to look at your own writing critically.

“Take another look at that pile of paper,” Pevere says. “If you can say to yourself, with complete and ruthless honesty, that it’s a good pile that someone out there is definitely going to think it’s as good as you do, then it may be time to let it loose in the world.”

Maria

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