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Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI
Posted By: Faith In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI (jimg)
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 1:24 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Michael Masterson/AWAI (jimg)
Script magazine : sent me this glad I looked it up thought it was a scam
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> >> What amazes me is the Writer's Digest is pushing the AWAI
>> >> which is why I looked it up, in disbelief WD would flog this
>> obvious BS.
>> >> They send me crap daily with similar books or
>> "seminars" they
>> >> are selling, but this course offering really takes away any
>> >> credibility they had.
>> Writer's Digest is the LAST publication you'd want to deal with if
>> you're interested in writing. That rag lost it's credibility among scribes
>> a long time ago. It's strictly for wannabees.
>> You might look at The Writer or Writer's Journal instead.
>> All that aside, though....the ad takers are there to make money to
>> keep their publication afloat. Subscription and newsstand rates don't do
>> So...chances are good they'll take advertising from almost anyone with
>> money and then do the standard cop out, er disclaimer, that it doesn't
>> mean the publication endorses said advertiser.
>> As always, caveat emptor:-)
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