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1. Book Bloggers

How to approach book bloggers to review your book.


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2. Writers' Conferences

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


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3. Editor Submission List

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


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4. Overdone Plots

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


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5. Dream Agents

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


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6. Publishing Secrets

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


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7. Logic Problems

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


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8. Switching to Outlining

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


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9. Deep Point View

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


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10. Funny Words

Funny words can make a humorous story even funnier.


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11. Types of Picture Books

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


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12. Choosing a Workshop

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


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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?


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14. Ageism

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


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15. Historical Fiction

What's the difference between historical fiction and nonfiction?


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16. Starting Out

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


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17. Bookstore Events

Here are some hints to having a successful bookstore visit.


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18. Editorial Letter

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


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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.


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20. Adult Characters

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


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21. Outlining Your Novel

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


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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?


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23. New Literary Agents

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


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24. Pacing Problems

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


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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.


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