I think I know Mark well enough to flip his Make Your Readers Love You post on its head. It’s true that good writing can be about good relationship, but…
Sometimes, writers are not terribly likeable. Nor do they necessarily like the people who read their words. Nor are they easy to work with. They just happen to write what people want to hear. And so, sad but true, sometimes writing is simply about good marketing and good connections.
I compare this to my recent muffin disaster.
Let’s just say the muffins had a very nice crust on the outside and a very moist inside— kinda like pumpkin pie. So what did I do? When my kids came downstairs I announced, “Pumpkin pie muffins for breakfast!”
My excuses-for-muffins hit the Barkat Times bestseller list, in two seconds flat.
Of course, I had to earn the Barkat family trust first, to pull this off. (Hey, Craver, does this make me a chef hypocrite?)
Photo by L.L. Barkat
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Choose an Identity... Heather's sort of related idea that makes one think about "hypocrisy"