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  1. It’s Not Happening Overnight The reason your story isn’t happening immediately is complex. One thing I’m asked all the time is “Are you connected?”. Yes, I am. I have many contacts and connections but I don’t know anyone who will print a crappy story just because I know them. I’d rather bank on my storytelling skills than my feminine charms. Also, sometimes journalists are busy and will miss something

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