Of course you do. Everybody does these days. And as one of our most popular characters has said, ‘How hard could it be?’*
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Of the three quoted in a recent article, Ali Lawrence states, ‘I’m not a publisher, I’m not an agent. I’m a partner in reaching your book goal’. Bethany Beams works as a birth doula and a book doula, and Ariane Conrad offers the most hands-on approach, ‘You might ask me to write a draft that you can make your own. I might interview you and shape a strong consistent narrative from the material. I will probably do background research, editing, proofing.’
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* Writing Is Easy John Brow