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1. The Picture Book Process

There are many steps from thinking about writing a picture book to showing the published book to children,


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2. Deep Point of View

What is deep of point of view and how do you write it?


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3. Debut Year Tips

You learn so much as a debut author, including many of these tips.


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4. Educational vs. Trade

What are the differences between educational and trade publishers, and what do these mean to the author?


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5. Agent Red Flags

It's important to check out prospective agents before submitting to them.


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6. Secrets of Publishers Authors

Here are some things that you learn after you've been published.


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7. Money

Most children's book authors earn more from their school visits than from sales of their books.


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8. Facebook Profiles vs. Pages

As an author, is it better to have an official page or use your personal profile to market your book?


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9. Historical Research

If your write historical fiction, you want to make sure you are being true to the time period.


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10. Subtext

Use subtext to get your idea across without explicitly saying it in your text.


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11. Titles

The first rule of choosing a title is to make it unique.


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12. Turning Points

Build a compelling story by using these turning points in your narrative.


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13. State Standards

This chart of state standards by subject and grades will help you decide if your nonfiction idea for a book will fit into the school curriculum.


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14. Author Visit Grants

Increase your chances of receiving a request to do a school visit by sharing this list of grant and funding sources.


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15. Social Media Networks

Why you should join all the social media platforms, even if you plan to concentrate on only one or two.


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16. Story Structure

The three-part structure is a common way to plot your book.


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17. Book Trailers

Some libraries will let you upload your book trailer to their catalog.


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18. Point of View

There are many possible points of view you can choose for your story.


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19. Debut Authors

The most important thing you can do to help the success of your book is to write a great story.


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20. Rhyme Crimes

If you choose to write in rhyme,  avoid these mistakes.  

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21. Role of an Agents

Agents do so much more than sell your book to a publisher.


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22. Why Editors Stop Reading

Make sure your manuscript is the one editors can't put down.


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23. Writing Apps

There are now many apps available to help you with your writing.


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24. Trends

Agents at Bologna 2016 discuss trends in children's and young adult publishing.


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25. Opening Pages

It's not always easy to figure out where your novel should start.


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