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Wait — Don’t Write that First Novel Before You Try a Short Story

How to get started as a new writer without committing to a full novel yet

Novel Writing too Hard? Write this Instead…

Maybe you don’t have the attention span. Maybe your time is so limited a full novel will take you years to complete. Maybe you want to write, but you’ve never dipped your toe in fiction. Maybe you don’t have a comfortable-enough chair to sit for six hours a day.




Down-and-dirty growth strategies for commercial writers and creators, with a blue collar work ethic, and a no-nonsense voice.

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