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How to create memorable, life-like characters.
When you think about the efforts we pour into promotion, querying, and whatnot—all with the hopes that others will pick up our cause—you have to wonder. If we aren’t willing to pick up each other’s cause, is it worth it? Writing implies others, relies on others. It doesn't and cannot exist as an exclusive me. Writing for readers acknowledges the greater community to which we belong.
Whether or not it’s achievable, my ideal is to ground this web that links us into something concrete—a grassroots pipeline that supports our processes.