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1. Social Media Etiquette

What not to do when using social media.

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2. SF/F Categories

The genre of science fiction and fantasy has many subcategories.


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3. Revision Questions

Ten questions to ask about your manuscript when you're revising.


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4. Bad Advice

On your path to publication, you'll hear a lot of advice you should just ignore.


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5. Submitting

You're finished and polished your manuscript, so now it's time to submit.


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6. Picture Book University

Reading this blog is like attending a mini-workshop on writing picture books.


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7. Websites for Writers

Links to fifty websites that writers should know about.


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8. Viewpoint Selection

Here's a simple explanation of the pros and cons of each point of view.


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9. Picture Book Rules

Ten commandments (or not!) for writing picture books.


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10. Book Bloggers

How to approach book bloggers to review your book.


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11. Writers' Conferences

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


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12. Editor Submission List

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


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13. Overdone Plots

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


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14. Dream Agents

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


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15. Publishing Secrets

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


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16. Logic Problems

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


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17. Switching to Outlining

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


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18. Deep Point View

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


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19. Starting Out

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


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20. Historical Fiction

What's the difference between historical fiction and nonfiction?


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21. Ageism

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


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22. What Takes So Long?

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


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23. Choosing a Workshop

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


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24. Types of Picture Books

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


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25. Funny Words

Funny words can make a humorous story even funnier.


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