Mastering the Business of Writing
This is an unusual opportunity for aspiring and established professionals to benefit from an insider's straightforward take on the business of being a writer. A leading literary agent covers approaching the various markets, negotiating successful contracts, benefiting from agents, handling legalities, and strategies and skills that will benefit writers in today's publishing market.
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