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Why Haven’t You Written Your Book?
(Part 1 of 4)

by Paper Angel Press
February 1, 2018

Many of us know people who have written — or threatened to write — books, but then those books never seem to materialize in a final form. Even after we started Paper Angel Press, and positioned it as an author-friendly platform for getting your written creations read, we still experienced the same hesitation among writers, even those with whom we had good working relationships. Why was this happening?, we wondered.

So, last fall we ran a survey with two different audiences in order to try to understand why writers don’t complete or submit their books. We also sought to understand how writers might measure the “success” of their work after it has been published.

In an effort to keep the survey as brief and accessible as possible, we offered only three statements for the respondents to complete:

  1. I would write my book if …
  2. I’m afraid to write (or submit) my book because …
  3. I would consider my book to be a success if …

During the course of the next few blog posts, we will share the results of this survey with you.

We hope you enjoy them and find them useful. Maybe you’ll see yourself in our results and ask yourself, “Why Haven’t You Written Your Book?”.

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