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1. Deep POV

Crawl into your character's head by using deep point of view.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/deep-p-o-v-part-one-what-is-it-how-do-we-do-it/

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/deep-p-o-v-part-two-crawling-inside-your-characters/

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2. Writing YA

Young adult books can be any genre, from romance to science fiction, mystery to mainstream.

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-to-write-ya-fiction/

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3. Typos

It's so easy to make a typo in your manuscript and so difficult to find them all.

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2015/05/tricks-tips-for-catching-all-those.html

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4. Avoiding the Word "Very"

There are many ways to prune all those "very" appearances from your manuscript.

http://writerswrite.co.za/45-ways-to-avoid-using-the-word-very

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5. Book Titles

Though your publisher will likely change it, it's still worthwhile to choose the best title you can.

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2015/05/10-tips-for-choosing-right-book-title.html

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6. Illustrations

If you're a picture book writer, how do you handle the illustrations?

http://www.underdown.org/picture-books-illustrations.htm

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7. Permissions

If you quote song lyrics in your manuscript, you might want to rethink that.

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/06/query-question-permission-we-dont-need.html

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8. Book Printing

Here's a fascinating look behind the scenes at how a book is printed and bound.

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2015/06/to-the-printer-we-go/

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9. Common Mistakes

What are common writing mistakes editors see and how do you avoid them?

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/interview-with-emma-d-dryden.html

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10. Books in Stores

What to do if your book isn't carried in brick and mortar bookstores.

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/06/marketing-for-savvy-authors-your-book.html

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11. Stimulus and Response

When something happens in a scene (stimulus), your characters need to have a reaction (response).

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/stimulus-and-response-finding-your-way.html

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12. Choosing a Publisher

Money isn't the only thing to consider when choosing between publishers.

http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/choosing-best-publisher/

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13. Manuscript Gotchas

Seven types of things to weed out of your manuscript when you're revising.

http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com/2014/05/editing-in-layers-seven-things-to.html


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14. Chapter Books

What's the difference between chapter books and middle grades?  


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15. Reluctant Readers

With the right book, even reluctant readers can be persuaded to read.

http://bookriot.com/2015/05/26/ultimate-guide-books-reluctant-readers-ages-12-13/

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16. Misused Words

Watch out for these commonly confused words.

http://news.monster.com/a/business/20-misused-words-that-make-smart-people-look-dumb-539327

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17. Exclamation Points

The fewer the better is a good rule of thumb about explanations points.

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2015/06/exclamation-mark-rehab-clinic-by-moira.html

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18. Dead Parents

Why is it that so many children's book characters are orphans?

https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/the-orphan-question-by-wendy-mcclure/

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19. Getting Ready for Author Visits

Use the summer break to get ready for next school year's author visits.

http://coolschoolvisits.com/2015/06/17/21-ways-to-spend-your-summer-getting-ready-for-next-years-author-visits/

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20. Choosing a POV

You need to choose the point-of-view that works best for your story, not just the one that's currently popular.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/choosing-a-p-o-v-what-is-best-for-your-story-structure-part-9/

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21. How Long to Write a Picture Book

Even though they don't have many words, writing a picture books takes more time than you might think.

http://www.jenniferkmann.com/jenniferkmanncom/2015/6/9/just-how-long-does-it-take-to-make-a-picture-book

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22. Blog Tours

Setting up and participating in a blog tour is an excellent way to get the word out about your book.

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2011/01/going-on-tour-just-go-online-with-blog.html

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23. Submission Checklist

Before you hit "send" or mail the envelope, here are some last minute things to check about your submission.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/07/submission-tip-checklist-double-check-these-16-things-before-sending-your-book-out/

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24. Flashbacks

You can play around with time in your story, but be careful not to confuse your reader.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/understanding-the-flashback-bending-time-as-a-literary-device/

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25. Picture Book Characters

The limited word count in picture books doesn't give you a lot of room to create your irresistible character.

http://taralazar.com/2015/06/16/how-to-create-irresistible-picture-book-characters-by-tammi-sauer-plus-a-giveaway-on-her-book-birthday/

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