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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Apr 22, 2022

Mark shares four of the many pitfalls of publishing that can befall authors.

Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update  and a word from this episode's sponsor.

This episode is sponsored by The 2022 Write Stuff StoryBundle.

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During the main content of this episode, Mark shares four of the P's of publishing pitfalls:

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The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0