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1. Pantser of Planner?

Do you plan out your novels in advance or write by the seat of your pants. 


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2. Picture Book Structure

There are many possible structures for a picture book. 


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3. Short Stories

Short stories are alive and well in the young adult market.


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4. Getting Your Book Reviewed

It never hurts to ask nicely if you want someone to review your book. 


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5. Characters are Key

Your book might have the best hook in the world, but it won't be published without well-written characters.


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6. Reasons for Rejection

If your book is rejected, it doesn't necessarily mean it's poorly written. 


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7. Nonfiction

Do nonfiction books always have to have a story arc? 


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8. Dialogue Tips

Seven tools to help your dialogue be realistic, but still interesting. 


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9. World Building

Here are some techniques to use when creating a fantasy world for your story. 


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10. University Presses

Some books are better served by a university press than a trade publisher. 


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11. Similar Titles

When looking for an agent, how similar (or not) should your book be to his/her existing clients? 


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12. Booksellers and Librarians

When it comes to marketing, booksellers and librarians are an author's best friend. 


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13. Rights Reversion

What's involved in getting the rights to your book back from your publisher?


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14. Colors

See samples of many of the colors that might be appropriate for your text. 


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15. Rhythm

Whether or not your picture book is written in rhyme, you still need to pay attention to the rhythm of your text.


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16. The Agent Call

Prepare before you get the call from a prospective agent so you know what to ask. 


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17. Public Speaking

How to make your talks easier for you and more engaging for your audience. 


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18. Opening Chapters

Ten things your opening chapter should do. 


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19. Reviewers

Here's a list of reviewers for traditionally published books. 


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20. Conference Tips for Introverts

How to get the most out of a writing conference, even if you're not comfortable networking. 


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21. Waiting to Hear Back

If you haven't heard back from an editor or agent, here are some thing you can do. 


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22. Book Trailers

How to plan what your book trailer should say and how to accomplish it. 


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23. Book Launch Parties

Make your book launch party a success by following these tips. 


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24. Book Fairs

Get exposure for your book by participating in a book fair. 


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25. Scam Literary Agencies

Don't get taken in by a bogus literary agency. 


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