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Dear Writers: What Have Been Your Career-Changing Moves?

Want to be featured in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest? Here's your chance. We're busy putting together an issue about how to "Take Control of Your Career," and we want to hear from you about how you've successfully done just that. So The Q for you is ...

Want to be featured in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest? Here's your chance.

The Q

We're busy putting together an issue about how to "Take Control of Your Career," and we want to hear from you about how you've successfully done just that. So The Q for you is:

What small thing have you done that has had a BIG impact on your writing career (or your journey toward one)? And what can other writers learn from your experience?

Post your career-changing move in the comments section of this post or e-mail your response to writersdigest@fwmedia.com with "Career-Changing Moves" in the subject, and be sure to include your name, city and state (along with a URL or preferred social media handle, if you have one). Selected responses may be featured in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.

Also, we're love to get as many responses as possible, so feel free to Tweet this:

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Note: By submitting a response to this call, you grant us permission to publish that response in WD publications and/or on WritersDigest.com, and to edit your response for space or clarity as needed.

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