Neil Ostroff, author of Imagination and other novels, writes about his on-going novel promotion efforts. In his recent post, he wrote about what real writers hope to achieve.
Here is his take on what real writing is . . .
As I get older and more experienced in my writing, I’ve come to realize that it is the story that is most important. It is eternal once written. To create something that affects people, or entertains, or changes their perspective about life, is what any real writer hopes to achieve.
Sure, there are gimmicks and tricks, and social media, and threads to artificially raise awareness of your book, but if it was written as a piece of merchandise just to have out there, chances are it will fail.
I love his observation on what real writers want to achieve via their writing. Do you agree with his assessment?
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