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Published: August 16, 2016


What do you think are the biggest obstacles to getting published?

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No matter if you’re a savvy freelancer, a three-time novelist, or a fresh-faced college grad ready to tackle the world, there’s no doubt the life of a wordsmith is changing at a break-neck pace. Good writing will always be good writing, but modern writers are also expected to be social media gurus, DIY book tour planners, marketing mavens, and, above all, authorpreneurs. So we want to know: What about this industry is making your head spin? What do you need to know to improve?

In short: What do you need to take your writing career to the next level?

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