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Your Writing Coach 2nd ed: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication by Jurgen Wolff

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“We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.”

—Martha Grimes

Maybe you’ve heard the old adage, “Write what you know.” Naturally, this isn’t a strict rule, otherwise there would be no fantasy or science fiction novels, and serial killer thrillers could be written only by serial killers. But if you have special knowledge and experience that you can work into your fiction or non-fiction project, that is a definite advantage, in terms of providing interesting content and increased credibility with publishers and the public. This applies to just about anybody: people in advertising, finance, education, public relations, even homemakers who can convey their experience with a unique style or angle. ...

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