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Excuse me, but I don't think Jane Austen had to do this...

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

Hello there! (I think this must be what's it's like to give a speech to a room full of empty chairs.) This is actually my first post since writing my novel, Ill-gotten. According to the Holy Book of Successful Authors, I have to create an online presence. So all I can say, is here I am. (If a tree falls in the woods, and no one hears it...) You see, it's a little like a catch 22. To attract the attention of an agent, I have to demonstrate that I'm worth having and to do that, well I have to prove that there are people out there who might be interested in what I have to say.

Now if I understood the publishing process better, indeed, I could have plenty to say, but since I am a virtual newbie, I think that is where my expertise lies.

So if you are also an unpublished, un-agented, author, perhaps we can use this forum to exchange resources and ideas about that, share our progress and encourage each other to keep our chins in an upward position. I'll tell you my secrets if you tell me yours.

And as for Ms. Austen, well she probably had to do a lot of things she didn’t like to do, also, such as publish her work anonymously, or sell the copyright to Northanger Abbey for £10.

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