There are lots of writers willing to share their success stories with you. But because I'm a rebel <grin!>, I'm going to give you a few tips on how to fail.
1. Write an 800+ page manuscript (yes, I've done this.)
2. Pitch your erotic romance to an inspirational publisher (aka not doing your homework)
3. Bad mouth editors, agents, and other authors in the industry, complain that they all handle garbage far below your level of artistic genius.
4. Plagiarize major chunks of your story.
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