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Why will no one read my book?


I've written a fantasy book and want to publish it in October, but whenever I ask someone to read it they conveniently disappear or are suddenly too "busy" to read it! Even if I only send them the first chapter they never get round to reading it. Has anyone else had this problem, or is my work boring? It's depressing because if not even a friend or relative will take the time to read it, how am I expected to sell the entire book to strangers? Is this normal, and am I overreacting? Or might there be something wrong with the stuff I write?

 
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    manatita44 3 years ago

    I have not seen it, Poppy. Did you send it? Much peace to you.

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    Poppy (poppyr) 3 years ago

    Hi there, thank you for your answer. I'd like to send you my chapters - do you have an email address I can contact you at? Thank you.


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    BNicoleW 3 years ago

    I'd say that gposchman's offer is one to take. And if you need editing done for you, I can edit for you. You can find my freelance profile on oDesk, but I'm not asking for any payment. I'd just like to help another writer.

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    sheilamyers 3 years ago

    I like the idea of putting the first couple of chapters somewhere people can critique it.

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    psycheskinner 3 years ago

    I don't think you read the question. The book is not published.