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How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying

As a young writer, my naiveté about the publishing process nearly led me to financial ruin. Here’s how to avoid my mistakes.

The first thing I tell debut authors is this: Assume nothing.




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Heather Demetrios

Heather Demetrios

Author, coach, editor, & mindfulness mentor. Newest: LITTLE UNIVERSES and CODE NAME BADASS.

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