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Today, I’d rather spend my allocated writing time working on my novel. Yes, I know that a novel won’t land me more speaking gigs or high-paid consulting opportunities. I also know that hardcopy non-fiction books outsell fiction books by miles, yet I persist. So, why write a fiction book?

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Why write a book at all? This is a very good question, really. This book seemed to grow inside me over a number of years as I tried to understand what had happened to me during the year I spent at Central High School. Early on, there was too much emotional debris and I kept getting lost in dark corners, reliving fears, rethinking decisions, trying to find some sort of emotional balance. But the urge to write was always there. My sister, Juereta, told me at one point that the "book" would tell me when it was time to be written. Her calm approach helped me to relax and let the process lead me forward. This worked. I even tell my students that their papers will spring forth at the appointed time if they are willing to let the process guide them. In any case, I continued to write and re-write until I had completed the manuscript, or I should say version one of the manuscript. Several iterations later I was able to say to myself, "The book has been written!"

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Today, I’d rather spend my allocated writing time working on my novel. Yes, I know that a novel won’t land me more speaking gigs or high-paid consulting opportunities. I also know that hardcopy non-fiction books outsell fiction books by miles, yet I persist. So, why write a fiction book?

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Who is your reader? Imagine your audience even before you write the first chapter. Picture readers in your mind as you write. Consider what they are thinking as you write specifically for them. The best prose is written by someone in particular for others in particular. (Contrast that with the uninteresting prose in most academic textbooks, which are written by no one in particular for everyone in general; textbooks are increasingly the product of marketers, not writers.) After all, you’re not writing just for yourself. If you are, why write a book? Just keep a journal. You’ll be much happier, without the stress of trying to get your manuscript published. Most of my writing is essentially journal material that will never be published. I write in order to clarify and express my own thoughts to myself and to serve my audiences at public-speaking events. When I write for publication, however, I imagine the readers. You can journal to express yourself. Write books in order to serve a particular audience.

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