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Nat’l #RedInkConference Expands 2 Days ONLINE: Positions Authors to Publish and Promote in Excellence! 9/11-12 via @tenitajeditor

From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms in Atlanta, Charlotte
and Chicago, The Red Ink Conference is the nation’s premier conference that is taking the
literary map by storm!

Whether you’re an aspiring author with only a creative idea for a book, or you have 20+ books
published, and you’re ready to take your books to the next level, this is the conference for you!
This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to write, edit and market their next
bestseller—at a fraction of the cost. Due to the current state of the world with COVID-19, it all
takes place online from the comfort of your own home on September 11 and 12, 2020. In
addition to engaging information and quality networking, attendees will experience on-screen
editorial exercises, writing prompts, marketing strategies and more!

Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Dawn
James, Sulondia “Sue-Ham” Hammond and Tammy Turner have over 50 years of industry
experience and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will
learn new, innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an
authorpreneur and speaker. Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid
professional bio and book synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save authors
both time and money in the publishing process, writers will leave inspired to take their book
from the page to the stage and the marketplace at-large—allowing them to develop a six-figure
income, even if they just have one book!

General admission tickets are only $129.

To purchase tickets, visit The Red Ink Conference or Eventbrite. For interviews or more
information, please contact Tenita Johnson at redinkconference@gmail.com, or 313.999.6942.

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About the Organizer

Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and author, Tenita C. Johnson.
Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she’s on a mission to end the
prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. Well
known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the
badge of honor to correct and serve. Dubbed the editor’s editor, Tenita hosts the annual Red Ink
Conference to empower aspiring authors to write from the editor’s point of view to save time and
money in the self-publishing process. She positions writers as experts in the industry serving
them to create their own writing/editorial business and multiple streams of income.
To connect with Tenita, visit SoItIsWritten.net or email info@soitiswritten.net.

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#MotownWriters Angelique Clemens Author of “Can I Borrow Your Skin?” In-depth Book Interview #bookpromo #michlit #michiganwriters #blackgirlmagic #CanIBorrowYourSkin

About book:

The much anticipated debut novel of Angelique Clemens combines the storyteller of fictional novel with the step-by-step benefit of self-help books. The gripping story of a young professional woman moving through the obstacles of losing a sibling, establishing a career, and trying to find romance all while struggling with self-identification. Can I Borrow Your Skin outlines self-affirmation techniques and demonstrates their benefit for self-esteem building and self-conceptualization. The author, Angelique Clemens, walks the reader through the struggle of self experienced by the protagonist and helps them emphasize with her plight.

The novel is a unique combination of three genres and is written in the tradition of The Self-Love Workbook by Shainna Ali, 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James, and The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow. The author paints such a vivid story that the reader will feel immersed in the sights, sounds, and feelings as if they were walking alongside the protagonist or perhaps under her thumb.

Book Website www.CanIBorrowYourSkin.com
Amazon Book Page: https://amzn.to/31riHCA
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Angelique%20Clemens%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

Author Website | Buy Book 

 

From the author: 
I wrote a guide book to help persons who read Can I Borrow Your Skin. The guide has three parts, the pre-read which explains some of the alternative relationships that are noted in the novel. The post-read which helps walk the reader through the mirror technique used by the protagonist in the novel. The book club aid which has some discussion topics for book clubs who read the novel. For the guide:
Barnes & Nobel paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guide-to-the-mirror-angelique-clemens/1136501059?ean=9781078781749
Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guide-to-the-mirror-angelique-clemens/1136501059?ean=2940162771906
on Amazon: paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085DRTD8C or Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085C428WW

Author Website | Buy Book 

Book Interview:

· What inspired you to write this book?

I was moved by significant events in my life and the life of those around me. Writing about those experiences and working through different outcomes is what inspires my writings. The protagonist experiences a serious loss and struggles with self identification and starts to define herself by the relationships that she maintains. As a woman who has struggled with self-concept herself, I wanted to write something that spoke to others in this situation. I used the protagonist to first show how easily self-doubt and lack of self-knowledge can manifest.

· Can you tell us about the book?

Can I Borrow Your Skin is a romance novel about a woman’s unrequited love with the reflection she saw in the mirror. The protagonist, Nicolette Guyere, experiences loss and as she mourns she spirals down a rabbit-hole of self-doubt. While working through the loss, Nicolette notes that her lack of self-knowledge was being populated based on the relationships she maintained. The resulting self was not Nicolette; in fact, she learned through working on herself using the mirror technique and self-affirmations that she was not able to be her true self with over 90% of the people in her life.

· What did you learn about yourself when writing the book?

I learned more about myself. I was already enamored with myself, but this book gave me a much deeper appreciation for who I truly am. I can honestly say that I love the woman I have become and grow deeper in love with her every day.

· What will readers walk with after reading this book?

How to love themselves. There are so many techniques on how to start the process of loving one’s self and one great example. Persons reading my book will hopefully walk away from the book thinking to themselves that it is ok to not be perfect and that trying to be what everyone expects of you will have you in a situation where you are never who you know yourself to be.

· What advice about writing, publishing and marketing would you give to other writers and authors. 

1) Enjoy the process. It is long, sometimes very difficult but it is like planning a wedding or for the arrival of a child. Cherish the ups and downs. It will be over before you know it.

2) Have a plan. Outline. Set deadlines. Be organized and stick to your deadlines.

3) Your book begins and ends with your editor. Make sure you pick one that understand you, your vision, and will make the experience easier

Author Website | Buy Book 

 

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#MotownWriters online @meetup @ FB group Aug8th 10am | Topic: 3 common self-publishing mistake you don’t want to make. @makeyourmarkps #michlit

Join us Saturday, Online at our facebook group, with our guest moderator. 

August 8th 

10am

facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

Bio:

Monique D. Mensah is a three-time national award-winning author, a self-publishing expert, and the owner of Make Your Mark Publishing Solutions. As your personal self-publishing assistant, Monique turns manuscripts into masterpieces by handling the entire self-publishing process for indie authors, from editing to print and everything in between. With a passion for the indie author community, she is known for educating and entertaining her “Indie Friends” on social media with a humorous, tell-it-like-it-is flare.

Website: www.makeyourmarkps.com

Facebook: Make Your Mark Publishing Solutions

Instagram: @makeyourmarkps

Twitter: @makeyourmarkps

Purchase books by this author at: https://amzn.to/39QApDn

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#MotownWriters Authors Promotions Assignments – Helping you to work as an author… Take the one week Challenge #mmm

We all need that kick in the pants or just get one book sold for the week to inspire us to keep going.

#MotownWriters is starting a small authors promotions group. It’ll get complicated as we grow, but for now, we’re starting small and helping you to be a better writer by helping each other as well.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

First, make sure you subscribe to updates on this website, click here. 

Second, if you aren’t a member on FB to get the 9am weekly updates on Sunday and ask any questions, join now. Click here

Third, get your calendar out and watch the video.

Fourth, in the comments below, let us know you’re taking the challenge.

Now let’s get ready to do this!

 

Here are the weekly assignments as discussed in the video:

Monday: #MondayBlog (suggested topic) Why I wrote my book or Why do I write (post on your blog to send out on monday)

Wednesday: Create a promotional graphic for your book or just your blog (if you don’t have a book). Go to Canva.com or Bookbrush.com. They’re free. Send out to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #WritersWednesday and then describe how your writing makes readers feel or copy/paste a review of someone talking about your writing.

Friday: Grab an Interview or Interview someone. A Cheat is in the video, but also you can  download the pdf How to grab Podcast Interviews. (click here) You don’t have to have the interview that day, but schedule out an interview for a later date and then come back and let us know.

Post your completed assignment links here or on Motown Writers FB group. http://facebook.com/group/motownwriters

You can use the hashtag #mwn or tag on @sylviahubbard1 on Twitter and Instagram if you’d like me to share throughout the week your accomplishment.

NEXT WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT

I’ll be doing a live on the Facebook group at 9am (mark your calendars) to talk about the results. You have permission to brag. And to get ready for next weeks assignments. We’ll discuss your bio, which we will encourage you to post. (No more than 250 words and in 3rd person please) and also we’ll send out a checklist for your website and social media.

If you really want to get a jump on your August, check out Book buzz post

https://buildbookbuzz.com/awesome-august-occasions-for-authors/

Want more marketing help. Here is my non fiction storefront

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Thanks so much!

Your Moderator

Sylvia Hubbard

 

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Nat’l #RedInkConference Expands 2 Days ONLINE: Positions Authors to Publish and Promote in Excellence! 9/11-12 via @tenitajeditor

From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms in Atlanta, Charlotte
and Chicago, The Red Ink Conference is the nation’s premier conference that is taking the
literary map by storm!

Whether you’re an aspiring author with only a creative idea for a book, or you have 20+ books
published, and you’re ready to take your books to the next level, this is the conference for you!
This one-of-a-kind conference empowers attendees to write, edit and market their next
bestseller—at a fraction of the cost. Due to the current state of the world with COVID-19, it all
takes place online from the comfort of your own home on September 11 and 12, 2020. In
addition to engaging information and quality networking, attendees will experience on-screen
editorial exercises, writing prompts, marketing strategies and more!

Collectively, conference speakers, Tenita “Bestseller” Johnson, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Dawn
James, Sulondia “Sue-Ham” Hammond and Tammy Turner have over 50 years of industry
experience and run successful businesses that support indie authors nationwide. Attendees will
learn new, innovative information that will position them to build a solid platform as an
authorpreneur and speaker. Complete with information on marketing, crafting a solid
professional bio and book synopsis, as well as self-publishing industry secrets that save authors
both time and money in the publishing process, writers will leave inspired to take their book
from the page to the stage and the marketplace at-large—allowing them to develop a six-figure
income, even if they just have one book!

General admission tickets are only $129.

To purchase tickets, visit The Red Ink Conference or Eventbrite. For interviews or more
information, please contact Tenita Johnson at redinkconference@gmail.com, or 313.999.6942.

###

About the Organizer

Authors worldwide write better thanks to editorial guru and author, Tenita C. Johnson.
Perfecting manuscripts for hundreds of best-selling authors, she’s on a mission to end the
prominent everyday abuse of the English language and rectify punctuation pet peeves. Well
known by many as a human spell check, noun nerd and grammar police, she proudly wears the
badge of honor to correct and serve. Dubbed the editor’s editor, Tenita hosts the annual Red Ink
Conference to empower aspiring authors to write from the editor’s point of view to save time and
money in the self-publishing process. She positions writers as experts in the industry serving
them to create their own writing/editorial business and multiple streams of income.
To connect with Tenita, visit SoItIsWritten.net or email info@soitiswritten.net.

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Author Showcase Book Fair and Virtual Tour Presented by Queenie’s Booktalk and Reviews|July 24th-26th|AuthorTalks, giveaways, after parties…oh my 

Join three Detroit authors and others for Author Showcase Book Fair & Virtual Tour Presented by Queenie’s Booktalk & Reviews

 

Author Showcase Book Fair & Virtual Tour

Presented by Queenie’s Booktalk & Reviews

July 24th – 26th

Author talks, giveaways, after parties… oh my 

Join us on these days! 

https://www.facebook.com/MsQueenflisa

 

Here’s the schedule

Here’s the 3-day lineup:
Day 1,  July 24th, 2:30 p.m. –  6  p.m. EST
2:30 p.m. Opening Session with Queenie Clem
 3:00 p.m. Tanya Deloatch
 3:30 p.m. Rochelle Bridges
 4:00 p.m. T. H. Moore
 4:30 p.m. Michelle Stimpson
 5:00 p.m. Alethea Gibbs
 6:00 p.m. After Party
 Day 2, July 25th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
 1:30 p.m. Opening Session with Queenie Clem
 2:00 p.m. TaRessa Stovall
 2:30  p.m. Darliss Batchelor
 3:00 p.m. Pamela Hornsby Irvin
 3:30 p.m. Tonya Barbee
 4:00 p.m. LaRonda Coleman
 5:00  p.m. After Party
Day 3, July 26th,  2:30 p.m. –  6:00 p.m. EST
 2:30 p.m. Opening Session with Queenie Clem
 3:00 p.m. Donna Ramos
 3:30 p.m. Stephanie Hardy
 4:00 p.m. Nisha Brown
 4:30 p.m. Summer Grant
 5:00 p.m. Sylvia Hubbard
 6:00 p.m. After Party

Join us on these days! 

https://www.facebook.com/MsQueenflisa

 

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JUL 17 and 18 The #Detroit Writing Room Summer Writing Retreat by The @DETWritingRoomRoom via @Steph_Steinberg

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

Date And Time

Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 1:00 PM –

Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT

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Location

The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Boulevard

Suite 203

Detroit, MI 48226

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

Meet fellow writers and enhance your writing skills at an intimate writing retreat in downtown Detroit this summer.

About this Event

This summer, join The Detroit Writing Room for a weekend retreat to connect with fellow writers, write in a creative space and learn from published authors.

The Detroit Writing Room is offering a Summer Writing Retreat Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. If you need an escape to unblock writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing, this experience is for you.

The two-day retreat includes time to network with aspiring and veteran authors, writing and publishing workshops, and free writing time. Meals and a Friday happy hour are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience are welcome. Must be 21+.

Come with your laptop and/or writing materials!

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

 

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Upper Peninsula author to host writing workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tues, July21 @FineAngeline #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

Angeline Boulley

Author Angeline Boulley will have a writing workshop, “From Spark to Story: Workshop for Writers” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 at Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center – Hessel School House.

This building is located at 3206 West Cedar Road in Hessel.

Boulley will cover a range of writing topics, including plot, character, theme, voice and hero versus villain. The workshop will address how to question a literary agent, what happens during a book auction and working with an editor.

The cost for the workshop is $50 per attendee.

To help ensure safety, program participants will be required to practice distancing protocols and wear face coverings.

To register, call (906) 484-1333 or visit hesselschoolhouse.org.

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#MotownWriters @Meetup ONLINE wsg Jesse A. Cole, Jr. (@JesseSpeaks) 6/13 @ FB group! Topic: Accomplishing Your Writing Goals #michiganwriters #michlit

 

Author’s Website | Author’s Books 

(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.

We’re still meeting, just online in our Facebook Group
http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

Join in advance and let’s discuss your literary challenges and successes, plus receive tips and tricks to help you with your writing, publishing and marketing.

On June 13th at 10am, we’ll have special guest, Jesse A. Cole, Jr.

Topic: Spirit-Led Writing Techniques: “Accomplishing Your Writing Goals With A Spirit-led Strategy”

Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JesseColeSpeaks
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/CoachJesseCole
Website: www.KingdomMogulCoaching.com
Books: www.kingdommogulcoaching.com/store/

Bio:
Jesse Cole is the COO (Chief Obedience Officer) of Kingdom Mogul Coaching. A Kingdom Consulting company that helps entrepreneurs grow their faith as they grow their business. The author of 5 published books, Jesse knows what it feels like to choose audacious faith in the face of doubt, and to have the courage to be unapologetic and obedient to who God called you to be. Even when you are uncertain about your ability to perform or execute. Through his Kingdom Platforms Coaching Program, he helps people cultivate their experiences, uncover the transformational principles that are hidden beneath the surface, and convert those principles into a message they can monetize.

Author’s Website | Author’s Books 

Jesse says, “I’m still amazed that I get to use all of my spiritual gifts to empower others to live boldly in their calling. Seriously, from teaching, to giving a word of knowledge, from using discernment or taking a worship-break in the middle of a coaching session, to encouraging a clients’ faith, no gift is left out! And that’s what I enjoy most about my assignment, not only do I get to experience the unforced rhythm of God’s grace, but I get to teach others how to do the same in their life and business!”

Jesse resides in the Metro-Detroit area with his wife, Shaleena, and two children, Dean and Nya.

Please visit this author’s website, connect with him online and support his literary endeavors!


Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!

“What you want to become depends on your willingness to become it.” 
 – Jesse A. Cole, Jr.
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JUL 17 and 18 The #Detroit Writing Room Summer Writing Retreat by The @DETWritingRoomRoom via @Steph_Steinberg

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

Date And Time

Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 1:00 PM –

Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar

Location

The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Boulevard

Suite 203

Detroit, MI 48226

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

Meet fellow writers and enhance your writing skills at an intimate writing retreat in downtown Detroit this summer.

About this Event

This summer, join The Detroit Writing Room for a weekend retreat to connect with fellow writers, write in a creative space and learn from published authors.

The Detroit Writing Room is offering a Summer Writing Retreat Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. If you need an escape to unblock writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing, this experience is for you.

The two-day retreat includes time to network with aspiring and veteran authors, writing and publishing workshops, and free writing time. Meals and a Friday happy hour are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience are welcome. Must be 21+.

Come with your laptop and/or writing materials!

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

 

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Sharpen Your Mystery-Writing Craft With Cynthia Harrison (@CynthiaHarriso1); Explore New Publishing Opportunity online from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat, June 13 via @Mi_SinC

Michigan Sisters in Crime invites you to join member-author Cindy Harrison for an Online Short Story Mystery Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday June 13, 2020. Cindy facilitated the 2019 MI-SinC Critique Group and saw partial manuscripts from many talented writers. Now she invites all members and interested non-members to learn the basics of writing (and finishing!) a mystery story.
Why a short story workshop? Short stories are one of the few paid print markets for mystery writers. Publishers read mystery magazines looking for new talent. Also, story writing can be a springboard for longer works.
Cindy, author of a dozen books, wrote a short story that led her out of writer’s block and into her forthcoming novel, due out this fall from The Wild Rose Press.
Also, Michigan Sisters in Crime plans to publish their own members’ short works in an anthology within the next year. Participating in a workshop doesn’t guarantee inclusion in the anthology, but is certain to inspire your writing.
Sign up today! Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom online workshop a few days before the event.
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XIth Annual MOTOR City BLACK AGE of Comics/Manga Con via @MoCityBlackAge #MICHLit #michiganwriters #literaryevents #motownwriters #detroit June13th

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Limited Seats Available for Plot Twist: Writing an Engaging Fiction Book Without Killing Your Character May31st $

Tenita Chantilly Johnson Honored to tag team with Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula for PLOT TWIST! Fiction authors, this is JUST FOR YOU! Learn about character development, storyline, plot and more (without killing people in the first chapter)! Registration opens at 3 p.m. EST TODAY! Tag and share with a fiction author!  Register >>>https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging…

Date And Time

Sun, May 31, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Description

Writing a fiction bestseller can be a roller coaster ride! Addis://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging-fiction-book-without-killing-your-character-tickets-103950821706wist! Learn how to write an engaging fiction book WITHOUT killing your characters (intentionally anyway).

In this session, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of chapter breakdowns

  • Creative freedom in fiction

  • Crafting your hero’s journey

  • And more!

*NOTE: Link to Zoom webinar will be sent 24 hours before live event!*

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Stuck inside? Hate Missing our 2nd Saturday #MotownWriters @Meetup? Join us in our Facebook Group

www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

 

Five Ways to Sell Online was March

April was Dr De’Andre Matthews click here to view

And in May we’ll have Tenita Johnson – Author and Editor – Topic TBD

 

Join us at our facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

 

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PLOT TWIST for Fiction Authors! #michlit #motownwriters Online Workshop w/@TenitaJEditor & @SylviaHubbard1 Sun, May 31, 2020 7:00 PM $

Tenita Chantilly Johnson Honored to tag team with Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula for PLOT TWIST! Fiction authors, this is JUST FOR YOU! Learn about character development, storyline, plot and more (without killing people in the first chapter)! Registration opens at 3 p.m. EST TODAY! Tag and share with a fiction author!  Register >>>https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging…

Date And Time

Sun, May 31, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Add to Calendar

Description

Writing a fiction bestseller can be a roller coaster ride! Addis://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging-fiction-book-without-killing-your-character-tickets-103950821706wist! Learn how to write an engaging fiction book WITHOUT killing your characters (intentionally anyway).

In this session, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of chapter breakdowns

  • Creative freedom in fiction

  • Crafting your hero’s journey

  • And more!

*NOTE: Link to Zoom webinar will be sent 24 hours before live event!*

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