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Wiley Cash on the writing process (hint: character over plot)

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By Wiley Cash One question I’m asked perhaps more than any other is “What’s the hardest thing about publishing a book?” My answer is always the same: Writing a book. The publishing part was easy compared to the writing. My agent found me after reading one of my stories in a literary magazine. My agent then found my editor who purchased and published my two novels, A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy. The marketing department put out the word. The sales team got my books on the shelf. My publicist set up events and made sure I arrived on time. All I had to do was write the books, but that doesn’t mean it…

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