Writing mentors: Been there, done that, do more

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Mentorship -- it's a darn good way to get yourself seen and be pushed to write better. This week, we're talking with the On The Brink writers about finding community and mentoring for your writing. What is On the Brink? It's a program that showcases writers "on the brink" of great successes, and helps their storytelling get seen, heard and read. Listen in as we discuss how you can find your community, and connect with those who will push you  further with your writing.

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