Why do I want to know about their failures?

During author interviews, many people ask about the final product. They ask about where the book idea came from or how the writer became a writer. But I’d rather know more about how the writer failed.

Did any characters disappear in later drafts? Did any scenes get cut? If so, which? Why? Were any scenes added? Why? How did the book fail before? How many rejection letters did that book get?

I guess that’s the writer in me though. I want to learn from other writers’ failures. How did they turn their failures into acceptance? I just want to learn…

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