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How To Write A Bestseller - According To The Formula

Posted at 8:04AM Friday 25 May 2012

Creative writing professor and novelist James W. Hall tries his hand at teasing out the magical, alchemical recipe for creating a bestseller in his new book, Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers.



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