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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 26

Network Like a Pro

Writers are remarkable people. They know how to weave words and sentences together to craft engaging stories and convincing arguments. This makes them great communicators and conversationalists. Writers are also observant. They create compelling characters by noting and internalizing what makes people tick and by picking up on interpersonal cues. In addition, writers are often voracious readers, and most have an enormous stash of eclectic information in their brains. You can always learn something interesting when you talk to a writer. All these factors add up to make writers a fascinating, talented, and intelligent group of people. This is why it baffles me when writers say they are not good at networking.

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