Why Winning Book Awards Should Be Viewed as Milestones, Not Goals

Author Ken Liu has received numerous awards for his work including the Nebula, Hugo, Locus Best first Novel and Best Collection, and World Fantasy awards. He is grateful for these awards and is honored that his work has been recognized, but Liu cautions other writers to avoid putting too much focus on winning awards. The awards themselves won't help your creative process, he says, and may actually hinder it if you're not careful. Some writers will try to re-create award-winning content, often failing...
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