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The Writer Behind the Words: Steps to Success in the Writing Life

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At some point all writers - published or unpublished - experience either the pain of rejections, discouragement, and/or other hazards of the writing life. This book provides tips for writers on how to face and overcome these obstacles: learn the truth about Failure; discover the Ultimate Dream Killer; and, find out how to get rid of a Wet Blanket.
Paperback, 131 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by Ilori Press (first published September 30th 2007)
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I’m a fan of books about writing. I’ve read several, and have more waiting on my to-be-read pile. Recently, I chose to read The Writer Behind the Words and discovered this isn’t a how-to book, but a guide on surviving the writing life. Perfect!

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Dara Girard is a national bestselling and award-winning author. After many novels in various sub-genres from contemporary to paranormal romance, women’s fiction, and non-fiction Ms. Girard continues to win readers with each new book.

I was born many years ago in the American Midwest to a brave immigrant couple who decided to call themselves my parents. They moved around the country until they final
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