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How is preparing for a yard sale like writing a book?

July, a month known for its hot weather, weekends at the cottage and yard sales. Every weekend you can find colourful signs on telephone posts advertising the local yard sale. As I see these signs, I find a similarity between preparing for a yard sale and preparing a book. Is the sign (book cover) eye-catching or will the potential customer just drive by? Does it provide the information you need at a quick glance? Over the years, the one thing that bothered me with yard sale signs was that most were badly put together. Either they were loaded with too much information or the simple information consisted of large hollow block-lettered words made with regular thin markers. If the colour within

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