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1. Book Bloggers

How to approach book bloggers to review your book.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/11/4-tips-for-working-with-book-bloggers/

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2. Writers' Conferences

Are writers' conferences useful, and how do you get the most out of them?

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-go-to-writers-conference-10.html

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3. Editor Submission List

Agents work carefully to create a list of where they will send your book.

http://literaticat.blogspot.com/2011/02/crafting-editor-submission-list.html

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4. Overdone Plots

Your novel needs to be unique to stand out from the rest.

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2012/06/hey-james-patterson-stole-my-plot.html

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5. Dream Agents

Don't get your heart set on a single "dream" agent.

http://scribblebabble.blogspot.com/2014/12/writing-wednesdays-on-dream-agents.html

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6. Publishing Secrets

Twenty-five facts about publishing that may be new to you.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/06/16/mike-r-underwood-25-secrets-of-publishing-revealed-or-inside-the-bookish-shatterdome/

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7. Logic Problems

Watch out for these logic problems to prevent your reader from being pulled out of the story.

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/12/four-logic-problems-will-ruin-day-manuscript/

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8. Switching to Outlining

If you're a pantser, here are some tips to switching to being an outliner.

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/11/23/outlining-why-i-made-the-switch-and-tips-for-trying-it/

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9. Deep Point View

By bringing your point of view closer, you can intensify your writing.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/10/diving-deep-into-deep-point-of-view/

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10. Funny Words

Funny words can make a humorous story even funnier.

http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/a-list-of-funny-words-to-help-you-writing-funnier-stories

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11. Types of Picture Books

Picture books are written in many styles and cover a wide range of topics.

http://www.writingpicturebooksforchildren.com/types-of-picture-books.html

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12. Choosing a Workshop

The first step is to identify what you want and need.

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/12/guest-post-jean-reidy-on-choosing.html

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13. What Takes So Long?

What has to happen between the time your book is acquired and it appears on the shelf?

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/12/why-do-things-take-so-long-in-publishing.html

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14. Ageism

Here's a blog about promoting positive images of aging in children's literature.

http://www.lindseymcdivitt.com/blog/

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15. Historical Fiction

What's the difference between historical fiction and nonfiction?

http://www.marcieatkins.com/2014/12/19/historical-fiction-and-nonfiction-mentor-texts/

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16. Starting Out

Chronicle Books gives advice for writers new to the children's book business.

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/blog/2014/12/17/so-youve-written-a-childrens-book-now-what/

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17. Bookstore Events

Here are some hints to having a successful bookstore visit.

https://floweringminds.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/scwbi-sfsouth-bookstore-night-at-hicklebees/

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18. Editorial Letter

You've received your single-spaced, multi-page editorial letter. Now what?

http://katiemccoach.com/taking-feedback-what-to-do-with-your-edit-letter/

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19. Waiting for Your Book's Release

There are many things to consider and tasks to do in the month's leading up to your book's release.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/11/preparing-for-release-month-by-kate.html

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20. Adult Characters

Take advantage of having adult characters in your novels to add to the story.

http://katiaraina.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/the-value-of-adults/

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21. Outlining Your Novel

Some advantages of creating an outline for your novel before writing.

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/outlining-your-novel/

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22. Being an Easy Author

How can you show agents and editors you would be an easy author to work with?

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/agent-talk-7-ways-to-make-yourself-an-easy-author-to-work-with/

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23. New Literary Agents

There are both pros and cons to working with an agent new to the business.

http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/should-you-pitch-and-sign-with-a-new-literary-agent-the-pros-and-cons/

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24. Pacing Problems

How can you speed up or slow down the pacing of your book when needed?

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/12/craft-of-writing-dealing-with-pacing.html 


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25. Tinkering vs. Progress

Realize that not all revising is changing your book for the better--sometimes it's just changing the words.

http://kidlit.com/2014/12/08/tinkering-vs-progress/

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