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Mystery Writer's Market (2012)

Mystery Writer's Market (2012)


Where and how to submit your novels and short stories for publication From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for mystery writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new crime and mystery fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for,...   [click here for more]
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Driven to Digital Distraction: Why You Need to Deal with the Publishing Business

Driven to Digital Distraction: Why You Need to Deal with the Publishing Business


"Publishing has now entered a state of continual change. That won't change." So says journalist and industry expert Porter Anderson in "Driven to Digital Distraction." In this exclusive e-book, you'll learn how and why you must become a digitally minded author to compete in the marketplace and treat your writing like a business rather than a hobby. Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson),...   [click here for more]
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Guide to Writer's Conferences (2012)

Guide to Writer's Conferences (2012)


When and where to pitch agents, meet editors, and master the business of being a writer Want to know what writer's conferences and workshops are happening where? Want to know how to register and make the most of your time there? The 2012 Guide to Writer's Conference provides details on more than 100 conferences and workshops throughout the United States. You'll...   [click here for more]
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Guide to Writing Competitions (2012)

Guide to Writing Competitions (2012)


Where and how to enter every major writing competition in the United States Are you competitive? Do you believe that your writing stands above that of your peers? If so, then look inside and you'll find all the information you need to enter every major writing competition in the Unitied States. Hundreds of opportunities are listed, with each entry providing information on when...   [click here for more]
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Horror Writer's Market (2012)

Horror Writer's Market (2012)


Where and how to submit your novels and short stories for publication From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for horro writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new frightful fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact,...   [click here for more]
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Romance Writer's Market (2012)

Romance Writer's Market (2012)


Where and how to submit your novels and short stories for publication From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for romance writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new romantic fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact,...   [click here for more]
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Market (2012)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Market (2012)


Where and how to submit your novels and short stories for publication. From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for science fiction and fantasy writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new science fiction and fantasy titles. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking...   [click here for more]
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Battling Doubt: How to Push Beyond Your Final Barriers and Finish Your Book

Battling Doubt: How to Push Beyond Your Final Barriers and Finish Your Book


If you're nearly finished with your novel, you may be staring down one of the writer's toughest foes: doubt. In "Battling Doubt," John Vorhaus shares his candid advice on assessing whether your book is ready for submission and publication. This exclusive e-book offers practical advice on smoothing out those last few wrinkles, conquering your fears, and celebrating your completed novel. John...   [click here for more]
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Writing Thrillers: The Writer's Guide to Crafting Tales of Suspense

Writing Thrillers: The Writer's Guide to Crafting Tales of Suspense


In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won't let them go. You'll learn how to craft heroes and villains that are both believable and original and ground them in situations that push them to the limits of physical, emotional, and mental endurance. You'll also find details that will...   [click here for more]
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Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing


Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing: Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders is Digital Book World's first ebook. In interviews with 19 innovative ebook business leaders, Digital Book World's editorial director Jeremy Greenfield draws out how these professionals are leading the digital transition...   [click here for more]
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Straight Talk on Writing

Straight Talk on Writing


20 Conversations with Authors about the Craft This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton,...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work

Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work


"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough--what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing--and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes: expanding your idea into a full-fledged proposal; marketing your proposal to the...   [click here for more]
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90 Days to Your Novel: A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book

90 Days to Your Novel: A Day-by-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book


Got 90 Days? Then You Can Be a Novelist... Many famous authors write their novels in a matter of weeks. William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. Joyce Carol Oates often cranks out two or three books a year. Stephen King believes first drafts should take no more than three months to complete. So, what's the trick? Novel writing isn't about inspiration. It's about the time,...   [click here for more]
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Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction

Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction


Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve. From mischief-makers to villains to arch nemeses, Bullies, Bastards &...   [click here for more]
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Creating Characters A-List Actors Want to Play

Creating Characters A-List Actors Want to Play


There's no better way to sell your script than to attract an A-List star to be a part of your film. But with thousands of scripts in circulation at all times, how can you make yours more appealing to Hollywood's most sought after performers? Creating Characters A-List Actors Want To Play is a collection of articles from Script Magazine that will guide you on your mission to create stand-out,...   [click here for more]
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A Writer's Guide to Active Setting

A Writer's Guide to Active Setting


How to Enhance Your Fiction with More Descriptive, Dynamic Settings Enhance Your Fiction with the Power of an Active Setting! Setting is one of the most underutilized and misunderstood elements of the writing craft. And when writers do focus on setting, they often pull readers out of the narrative and jolt their attention from the action on the page. A Writer's Guide to Active Setting will...   [click here for more]
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Comedy Writing Secrets

Comedy Writing Secrets


The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke." - Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade, Comedy Writing...   [click here for more]
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Crafting Novels & Short Stories

Crafting Novels & Short Stories


Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy...   [click here for more]
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Writing Westerns

Writing Westerns


How to craft a novel that evokes the spirit of the West Western Movies don't appear as frequently today as they did in the 1960s, but those that make the cut in Hollywood prompt frequent Oscar buzz. Nor have Western novels been eclipsed. In 2010, Amazon.com offered 213 new Western novels for sale, plus many reprints of older classics. Writing Westerns examines what a Western...   [click here for more]
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Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity

Author 101 Bestselling Book Publicity


The Insider's Guide to Promoting Your Book--and Yourself From the marketing genius of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Freedman Spizman comes the next book in the most comprehensive writing reference set on the market. These masters of promotion and publicity take readers behind the scenes, showing them how to work with publishers and agents to market their books...   [click here for more]
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The Little Red Writing Book

The Little Red Writing Book


For Writers from All Walks of Life! There's no need to fear the big, bad world of writing with The Little Red Writing Book in hand. Brimming with clever advice, this book offers writers, students, and business professionals a concise guide to penning strong and effective work for all occasions. The Little Red Writing Book is designed for visual appeal and ease of use. Elegant yet practical,...   [click here for more]
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20 Master Plots and How to Build Them

20 Master Plots and How to Build Them


This book shows the reader how to take timeless storytelling structures and make them immediate, now, for fiction that's universal in how it speaks to the reader's heart and contemporary in detail and impact. Each chapter includes brief excerpts and descriptions of fiction from many times, many genres - myth and fairy tale, genre and mainstream fiction, film plots of all types, short story and novel....   [click here for more]
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Comic Books 101

Comic Books 101


60+ years of comic book exploits-on the page and behind the scenes. Welcome to Comic Books 101, the complete, definitive and super-cool guide to the universe of caped crusaders, irradiated spiders, fantastic foursomes, and the super-talents behind their creation. Want to know when Marvel, DC and so many other publishers got their start? Wonder why Spider-Man can't challenge Batman or why...   [click here for more]
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Dynamic Characters

Dynamic Characters


In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction Enlightening...   [click here for more]
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Thinking Write

Thinking Write


The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind Writer's block. Creative freeze. Artistic burnout.   In this book, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone teaches you how to use the power of the subconscious mind to capitalize on your writing sessions. Proven techniques for accessing this hidden tool are revealed with a mix of anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations. You will hear...   [click here for more]
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Writing Fiction Step by Step

Writing Fiction Step by Step


Writing Fiction Step by Stepgives you more than 200 exercises that will sharpen your writing skills while helping you develop complete short stories, even novels. In this sequel to his very popular Fiction Writer's Workshop, Whiting Award-winning author Josip Novakovich shows you that writing fiction is about making connections&#150between character and plot, setting and conflict,...   [click here for more]
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How to Blog a Book

How to Blog a Book


Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blog book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts—and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your blog into a book. Inside you’ll find: Basic information on how to set up your blog and the essential plug-ins...   [click here for more]
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The Writer's Portable Therapist

The Writer's Portable Therapist


25 Sessions to a Creativity Cure They say every writer needs a therapist. Now, thanks to The Writer's Portable Therapist, you can have your therapy (less the hourly charge)--and write the Great American Novel, too. In this inspiring, instructive little volume, noted therapist, author, and perfect muse Rachel Ballon, Ph.D., sits on your shoulder whispering just the right thing at...   [click here for more]
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Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)


The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry...   [click here for more]
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The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide


Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to...   [click here for more]
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102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less

102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less


The Ultimate Freelancer's Guide Can you make a living writing? Absolutely! 102 Ways to Earn Money Writing 1,500 Words or Less shows you the wide array of freelance opportunities available--and gives you everything you need to know to reap the benefits of a bustling writing career. Award-winning freelancer and highly sought communications consultant I.J. Schecter delivers ideas for...   [click here for more]
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2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market


The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 1st Edition

Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 1st Edition


Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. The words you choose,...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition

Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles and Ends, 2nd Edition


Get Your Readers' Attention — And Keep It — From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, essential lessons...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint

Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint


Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure


Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..." And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene. This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from...   [click here for more]
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Elements of Writing Fiction - Plot

Elements of Writing Fiction - Plot


"There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots - ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," writes Ansen Dibell. "They aren't laws. They're an array of choices, things to try, once you've put a name to the particular problem you're facing now." That's what this book is about: identifying those choices (whose viewpoint? stop and explain...   [click here for more]
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Keys to Great Writing

Keys to Great Writing


Keys to Great Writing Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective. From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through...   [click here for more]
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On Writing Fiction

On Writing Fiction


Possibilities and Paradoxes in the Craft of Fiction The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "how on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone at his desk, considered an array of options, and made smart, careful choices. In On Writing Fiction, award-winning...   [click here for more]
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Robert's Rules of Writing

Robert's Rules of Writing


The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired. In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques...   [click here for more]
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Spellbinding Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Achieving Excellence and Captivating Readers

Spellbinding Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Achieving Excellence and Captivating Readers


Elevate Your Writing From So-So To Spectacular! Great writing requires more than an original idea, compelling characters, or a scintillating plot. An author needs all of these to be successful, but writing--and writing well--also demands an entirely different skill set. Spellbinding Sentences arms you with the tools you need to master the power of the English language. In this book, you'll...   [click here for more]
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The Art And Craft Of Storytelling

The Art And Craft Of Storytelling


A Comprehensive Guide To Classic Writing Techniques Master the Power of Story When you consider the thousands of years of storytelling that comprise our literary tradition, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the shadow of so many works. But there are common threads that link all stories, from Beowulf and Hamlet to Gone With the Wind and The Godfather to the story...   [click here for more]
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The Art of War for Writers

The Art of War for Writers


Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises Strategies and Tactics for the Master Novelist Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge...   [click here for more]
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The Author Training Manual

The Author Training Manual


Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become the Author Publishers Want, and Self-Publish Effectively Anyone can publish a book and become an "author," but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. In The Author Training Manual, expert editor...   [click here for more]
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This Is Not a Writing Manual

This Is Not a Writing Manual


Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World Real-world writing advice, minus all the lectures. You're an aspiring writer. Maybe you've just discovered your love of words and dream of being a novelist someday. Maybe you've been filling notebooks with science-fiction stories since middle school. Maybe you're contemplating a liberal arts degree, but you don't know what the...   [click here for more]
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45 Master Characters, Revised Edition

45 Master Characters, Revised Edition


Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. Explore a wide variety...   [click here for more]
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A Writer's Guide to Persistence

A Writer's Guide to Persistence


How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice Practice. Polish. Persist. Your writing journey can take you many places: hiking through steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling both roadblocks and rejections. Even the siren song of fame and fortune can distract you from your true purpose: to express yourself in an authentic and meaningful way, and to share...   [click here for more]
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Author In Progress

Author In Progress


A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published Empower your writing through craft and community! Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer Unboxed website, Author in Progress is filled with practical, candid essays to help you reach the...   [click here for more]
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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

Breathing Life Into Your Characters


Create Convincing Characters That Readers—and Editors—Can't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never been one? How can you write about being...   [click here for more]
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Bring Your Fiction to Life

Bring Your Fiction to Life


Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience--one you can practically step inside and explore....   [click here for more]
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