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Behind the manuscript

Diving into the exquisite Agonies of the writing process.

Why do writers write?

A wise person once observed that writers are made as anxious by sitting down to put pen to paper as they are when they avoid the process. So, why do we still do it?

Every writer's answer to that question is as unique as their writing process. Are you a detailed planner of characters and story arcs, or do you just sit down and write whatever comes to mind? Where do you find inspiration? Where do you struggle? How does the Internet impact how you write and sell your writing?

Behind the Manuscript is our blog: for writers by writers.

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