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Writer’s Digest One on One Boot Camp Review

Just finished the Writers Digest One-on-One “Your First Ten Pages” Boot Camp with agent Rachael Dugas of the Talcott Notch Literary Agency and I have to say I was pretty impressed with it – $200 well spent. I’ve been waiting for a good Agent one-on-one from WD University to pop-up for a while now, but

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Building an Author Platform

There is a lot of talk in the publishing industry about the importance of building yourself as a brand – or more accurately, building your “author platform”. I tend to agree with this line of thinking – after all, if an author has a thousand people following him on social media and blogs, it goes

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