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CONTENTS Foreword Introduction Part One: Give Yourself a Lit Star Makeover Write - Dream - Brand Yourself - How I became a Novelist: Interview with Marc Acito - See Yourself as an Artist and an Entrepreneur - Don't Tell Me You're Too Old - Embrace Your Genius - Get Your Heart Smashed, But Just Once or Twice - How to Stay Flashproof: Interview with Julia Alvarez - Keep Your Mouth Shut - Choose a Good Vice - Be As Crazy As You Are - You Have to be Strong: Imagined Interview with Haruki Murakami - Fight for Your Time - Only Change Your Name if You Have to - Develop a Superhero Alter-Ego - Watch out for Stalkers and Wannabes - Demolish Arrogance Ask Magnificent Meteor Part Two: Master Your Craft Discover Your Lineage - Practice - Stories are Like Feral Kittens: Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin - Rush It - Listen - Study Words - Don't Say Plethora - Confessions of an Outcast Writer: Interview with Floyd Salas - Take the Book's Dare - Embody Character - Become an Architect - Get Cinematic - The Tell-All Memoir: Interview with Michelle Tea - Lather, Rinse, Repeat - Relax the Rules - Get the Hell Back to Writing: Interview with Dave Barry Ask Magnificent Meteor Part Three: Publish Before You're Ready Make a Fool of Yourself - Write for Strangers - Start Small - Ayun Sez Publish Now: Interview with Ayun Halliday - Be an Anthology Slut - Make a Zine - It Is What It Is: Interview with Moe Bowstern - Ten Excellent reasons to Self-Publish - Make Your Own Books - No Media Kings: Interview with Jim Munroe - Print on Demand - All Mediums at My Command: Interview with Susie Bright - Blog This Ask Magnificent Meteor Part Four: Play with the Big Dogs Be Nice to Interns - How to Piss Off an Editor - Meet Your Deadlines - Size Matters - The Possibility of Disaster: Interview with Dave Eggers - Don't Submit Blindly to Published Authors - Revel in Rejection - When Destiny Calls: Interview with Bertice Berry - Write a Proposal - Get an Agent - Do Your Homework: Interview with Cosmic Book Editor - Some Perils of Success Ask Magnificent Meteor Part Five: Become a Brazen Self-Promoter Learn to Talk - Grab the Mic - I Still Shake on Stage: An Interview with Daphne Gottlieb - Alert the Press - When Journalists Are Not Your Friends - The Queen of Self-Promotion: Interview with Margaret Cho - Take to the Radio Waves - Stand Out on the Corner in a Gorilla Mask and a Pink Tutu - Get Your Book Banned - Champion Other Lit Stars - Treat the World as Your Own Personal Club House: Interview with Erika Lopez - Organize an Outrageous Headlong Cross-Country Tour - Don't Insult the Folks Who Show Up - Send Thank You Notes - Remember Why You Came Here Acknowledgments
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Authorship -- Marketing.