Then too, it gives them a brief role in the writing world, a world which appears to those outside of it to be somehow touched with glamour and romance.
I dont know what they think is glamourous about it, but I do know that an astonishing percentage of people go out of their way to help writers, and it makes sense to take advantage of this help when you can use it.
How to open the book up, when to begin at the beginning and when not to.