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1. Spidergrams

Find out how to use spidergrams in plotting your book.

http://nerdychickswrite.com/2015/07/28/leeza-hernandez-plotting-with-spidergrams-and-giveaway/

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2. Spidergrams

Find out how to use spidergrams in plotting your book.

http://nerdychickswrite.com/2015/07/28/leeza-hernandez-plotting-with-spidergrams-and-giveaway/

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3. After the Offer

What should you do after receiving an offer of representation?

http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2015/07/handling-offer-of-representation.html

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4. Conferences

Why it's worth your while to go to writing conferences.

http://composejournal.com/why-you-should-go-to-a-writers-conference-now/

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5. Writing Contests

Questions you should ask before entering a writing contest.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/07/online-writing-contests-three-questions.html#.VcKdePlVhBc

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6. Filter Words

Filter words distance your reader and weaken your writing.  


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7. Common Core

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it's worthwhile understanding the Common Core standards.

http://writersrumpus.com/2015/07/17/common-core-for-writers/

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8. Getting Representation

How can you convince a literary agent to represent you and your work?

http://thewritelife.com/13-ways-to-convince-a-literary-agent-to-represent-you/

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9. Facial Expressions

One-hundred words you can use to describe facial expressions.

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/100-words-for-facial-expressions/

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10. Dead-End Dialogue

Don't let dialogue that goes nowhere kill your pacing.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/07/blah-blah-blah-how-dead-end-dialogue.html#.VcKb3flVhBc

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11. Series

Eight novice mistakes to avoid if you're writing a series.

http://snip.ly/h1nx#http://bit.ly/1LDEY3r

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12. Midlist

What does it mean to you if you have a midlist book?

http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-truth-about-midlist.html

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13. Book Publishing

Agents tells some things most people don't know about the publishing industry.

http://thewritelife.com/literary-agent-tells-all-5-things-you-dont-know-about-book-publishing/

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14. Common Grammar Mistakes

Make sure you avoid these mistakes many people make.

https://litreactor.com/columns/20-common-grammar-mistakes-that-almost-everyone-gets-wrong

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15. Overwriting

How to trim your overly long novel down to size.

https://litreactor.com/columns/10-tips-for-trimming-an-overly-long-novel-down-to-size

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16. Before the Launch

Five things to do before your book's release date.

http://blog.leeandlow.com/2015/02/26/book-marketing-101-before-your-book-is-released/

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17. Theme

Theme and plot are not the same thing.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/thoughts-on-theme-by-claire-m-caterer.html

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18. Fiction Based on a Real Person

What are the steps you need to take if you've based your novel on a real-life person or event?

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/06/query-question-my-novel-is-based-on.html

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19. Writing Words of Wisdom

Fifteen tips about writing from an author who's been writing fifteen years.

http://daretodreamcoaching.co.uk/2015/06/13/hello-world/

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20. Constructive Criticism

How to give criticism that will help both your fellow writers and their manuscripts.

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/give-constructive-criticism/

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21. Villains

A great villain is often the most memorable character in a story.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/a-girl-undone-10-tips-for-writing.html

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22. Small Publishers

Bigger isn't always better when it comes to the size of your publisher.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2015/05/paths-to-publication-the-small-publisher/

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23. Rules for Writers

Stephen King shares twenty rules to be a better writer.

http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/stephen-kings-top-20-rules-for-writers.html

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24. Bestseller Lists

How a book gets on a bestseller list is not as straightforward as you might think.

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-bestseller-lists/

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25. Bad Reviews

Your book is going to receive some bad reviews, so you need to learn to deal with it.

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2015/06/critiques-and-reviews-are-not-all.html

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