This is about the separation of writers, critique partners, beta readers and readers.
Prepare yourselves. I’ve had another thought.
Long before writers become authors, they are listeners of great stories and thenjoyful readers. Those with writing in their souls go on to write. (Yes, I know you still like to read) but those who love to read without a need to write … read, hencethe separation. Make sense?
Just go with it.
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