Writers, Don’t Hide the Bad Bits

Elaine Kasket
9 min readOct 10, 2023

Writing the book was awful, and that’s okay

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

The book was entirely accidental. I’d had a passing thought, so passing that it wasn’t even yet the sort of thing I would have bothered to scribble on a napkin or the back of an envelope.

But I voiced this embryonic idea out loud, in the presence of my literary agent, while we were idling in an office waiting for someone. That someone…

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Elaine Kasket

Speaker, coach, cyberpsychologist. Author of REBOOT: Reclaiming Your Life in a Tech-Obsessed World and All the Ghosts in the Machine.