Highly recommend -- The Joy of Writing : A Guide for Writers Disguised As a Literary Memoir, by Pierre Berton. Advice from a well known Canadian writer and historian on how to get published, including personal experiences and Pierre's writing rules. Good reading and a fun resource!
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