Writing is solitary, Publishing is not

If you think writing a book is a one-person job then your project will be read by only one person.

In reality, the path to publishing is a collaborative effort. In my previous efforts with non-fiction, I had many vendors supplying me information, contacts with corporate media coordinators, a technical editor, publisher editor, assistants and my personal support group.

Now that I’m knocking a the fiction world door, I have a dozen critique friends, another dozen semi-local writing colleagues, a grammar editor and another dozen friends I’ve met at conferences. That’s a good count and I haven’t entered the agent/publishing circle.

At the agent/publishing party there are your agent and her staff and probably an editor. At the publishing level you have an editor, a copy editor, printer, assistants and marketing staff.

I’m sure I’ve left out more than a few people, but I think I’ve made my point.

Writers write, but writers get published using their team.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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