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2 Different Giveaway Contests For CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM Happening Now!

I'm very excited that my latest writing book, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM, is off to an awesome start just in time for the holidays. I wanted to pass along news of 2 different giveaways going on right now in conjunction with the book. One is a giveaway with an interview, and the other is a giveaway with a guest column. Details on both below. (Feel free to enter one or both!)

I'm very excited that my latest writing book, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM, is off to an awesome start just in time for the holidays. I wanted to pass along news of 2 different giveaways going on right now in conjunction with the book. One is a giveaway with an interview, and the other is a giveaway with a guest column. Details on both below. (Feel free to enter one or both!) The book is all about how to build your visibility, brand, network and discoverability so you can better market yourself and your books.

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1. Pop on over to my latest Writer Unboxed guest post where I discuss "Freelance Editing: How to Hire an Editor For Your Book or Query Letter." Leave a comment by EOD, Dec. 17, 2012 for a chance to win.

2. Alexis Grant on her Traveling Writer website interviewed me about the book. We discussed great stuff, such as the value in making a lasting connection with your readers. Comment on the post by EOD, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 for a chance to win.

Thanks for your interest in CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM.

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Writer's Digest 90th Annual Competition Winning Non-Rhyming Poem: "Anticipatory Grief"

Congratulations to Melissa Joplin Higley, Grand Prize winner of the 90th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Here's her winning non-rhyming poem, "Anticipatory Grief."

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Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about a fisherman.

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Laura Davis: On the Story That Begged To Be Told

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Author and writing instructor Laura Davis discusses the process of starting, stopping, and starting again with her new memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars.