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Mistakes Have Been Made
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Hi, I’m Pat Dobie, an editor, book doctor, and coach working with writers all over the world who’ve gone on to get agents, achieve traditional publication, self-publish successfully, and win awards.
Put another way, I help writers stop shooting themselves in the foot, harness their energy, & write a book that people want to buy.
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What a paradox: the freedom created by restrictions! When I teach fiction, I will do a five-minute timed writing early in the class to get everyone sweating and full of joie de vivre. Shit’s getting real! Is it artificial pressure? Yes. Does it work? Yes. There’s a high in the room afterward and people are
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I live and work in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples.
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