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By Barbara Abercrombie

ISBN-10: 1608680525

ISBN-13: 9781608680528

During this selection of anecdotes, classes, prices, and activates, writer and writing instructor Barbara Abercrombie presents a delightfully diversified cornucopia of proposal — nuts-and-bolts recommendations, hand-holding commiseration, and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers, together with Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and Abercrombie’s scholars who've long gone from paralyzed to released.

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