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Matty Dalrymple


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Preparing for Author Blurb Requests

Posted on Jan 2 by

Have you ever been reading a book and thought, “I love this book—and other readers who love this book would love my books, too!” In the past, when I experienced this, I would...


Reading Your Work Aloud

Posted on Nov 27 by

I highly recommend investing the time to read your work aloud before you send it to your editor for the copy edit (your editor will thank you). What are the benefits? The slower...

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