Are you interested in writing, but aren't sure where to start? How do you get published anyway? What's it like working with an editor? CBC Books is here to help.
We're launching #AskaWriter - a platform for aspiring writers to ask questions they want answered about the creative process, getting published, making it big and more. We'll pose your questions to Canadian writers - and publish their answers here on CBC Books.
How it works:
1. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Ask a Writer" in the subject line. Include your name and where you live in the email.
2. Wait patiently. You'll be emailed when your question is chosen to be answered. The first questions will be answered in the next month.
3. Get writing!
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