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Laura Ruskin


You proofread that last page and slip your story or poem into its envelope. Maybe Mythril will let the world see it! For weeks you gnaw your nails— have those dingbats lost it? Why haven't you heard something? Then the postman brings your own return envelope, and you don't need to open it to get the message. Or, you get a postcard or letter congratulating you and promising a publication date. What makes the difference? As weird as it sounds, no story. Your hero or heroine doesn't have a problem that he or she is willing to fight about, or about which the reader cares. But why doesn't the reader care?

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