Writing and selling fillers and short humor by A. S. Burack

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Statementedited by A. S. Burack.
LC ClassificationsPN147 .B8 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p.
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5425514M
ISBN 100871160870
LC Control Number73019945

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Publishers and editors call these short pieces "fillers." Webster defines "filler" as "material used to fill extra space in a column or on a page of a newspaper or magazine." Fillers can be written for children or adults, and topics for them run the gamut from parenting, health, and weight loss, to redecorating your room, dealing with finance.

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