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The First Five Pages A Writer"s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman

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Published by Fireside .
Written in English


  • Writing & editing guides,
  • Writing Skills,
  • Authorship,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Reference,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship,
  • Openings (Rhetoric),
  • Personal & Practical Guides,
  • Rhetoric

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7722365M
ISBN 10068485743X
ISBN 109780684857435

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