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Courtney Maum 

Author + writing coach w/20+ years experience in marketing, branding and storytelling, on a mission to help writers learn how to help themselves. Weekly posts on Wed. and/or Fridays + feedback opportunities for paid subscribers. www.courtneymaum.com