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Before I move on to other things, I want to take a second to acknowledge what a monumentally important and vital job my readers do for me. After spending many many months staring at, and re-reading my manuscript, I become basically incapable if seeing my own work well enough to make edits. I read the words as they were intended, rather than how they sit on the page. Without the extra eyes and insight of my readers, I would have trouble moving on to a completed manuscript. It's true, eventually professional editors will likely comb-through and nitpick the manuscript. But the cleaner it is when they receive it, the more nuanced and thoughtful they are afforded to be with their suggestions. To be a good reader takes a large time commitment. It is a lot of work. And I couldn't be more grateful. If you are trying to write, an important step is to find readers you trust and respect. On that score, I am very fortunate.
Just because I haven’t been sharing, it doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening. It’s been six months now since Good For Nothing was released in the UK. It continues to sell. Readers have generously sent me images of the book all over the globe. This collection I call, Summer Reading in Europe 2014.
"Brandon Graham’s book, Good For Nothing, is an incredible read. Like Brown, he has an uncanny ability to sculpt his writing from the world he sees every day. His words are strong and drowning in truth."
Numerous kind readers continue to give me feedback and reviews. Here is the most recent:
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