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It used to be a lot harder to get an audience for your writing and I think, perhaps, that was a good thing. It’s far too easy to write a draft and push publish immediately. We get readers within hours (or minutes!) and eagerly watch the clap numbers rise. Sure, it’s incredibly exciting and rewarding but are we ripping ourselves off? Could we lift our writing to a higher level if it was just a bit harder to get read? When you are forced to do your best, sometimes you do better When I started to work really seriously on my writing (almost 20 years ago) the main thing I focused on was entering short story contests and sending my work to magazines. If I wanted to have a shot at being published, what I sent had to be the best it could be. I spent a lot of time…