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1. Professional Writers

Here are some tips on how to treat your writing as a professional career.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/want-to-be-a-successful-writer-ten-ways-to-go-pro/

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2. Writers Conferences

To get the most out of a conference, you need to both prepare in advance and reflect afterwards.

http://writerswin.com/five-strategies-to-get-most-from-writers-conference/

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3. Series

When writing a series, avoid these seven deadly sins.

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2016/02/guest-post-cory-putnam-oakes-on-seven.html

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4. Giving Too Much Away

It's tempting to say yes to book donations, free author visits, and the like, but you need to learn to say no.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2016/02/how-much-will-you-give-away/

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5. Character Descriptions

Bring your character to life with vivid character descriptions.

http://ingridsundberg.com/2016/02/08/creating-compelling-character-descriptions/

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6. How Much is Enough?

How do you know when to stop spending time, money, and energy on promoting your book?

http://www.jkscommunications.com/how-much-is-enough-book-publicity/

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7. New Agent

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary is looking for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult titles.

https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/free-fall-friday-april-agent-interview/

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8. Promoting Your New Book

Your book's first year after publication is the time to pull out all the stops.

https://marielamba.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/agent-monday-great-book-promo-tips/

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9. After Leaving Your Agent

How do you approach a prospective agent if you and your previous agents have gone your separate ways.

http://mariavicente.com/post/139046754464/how-to-approach-literary-agents-after-parting-ways

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10. Work for Hire

Writing work for hire books is a nice way to bring in income from your writing efforts.

http://rateyourstory.blogspot.com/2016/02/bring-in-money.html

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11. Comparable Books

When you're trying to catch the interest of an agent or editor, it often helps to compare your book to published titles.

http://www.rachellegardner.com/finding-comparable-books/

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12. Book Events

It's up to you to make your book event successful.

http://www.jkscommunications.com/3-tips-on-creating-a-successful-book-event/

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13. Writing Tips

Maybe one of these nineteen writing tips will be what you need to take your writing to the next level.

http://litreactor.com/essays/chuck-palahniuk/stocking-stuffers-13-writing-tips-from-chuck-palahniuk

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14. Contract Negotiations

Negotiating contracts is more than just getting the biggest advance.

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-contract-negotiation-waltz.html

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15. 100 Writing Blogs

Here is a list of 100 writing blogs along with a description of their contents.

http://blog.feedspot.com/2016/01/08/top-100-writing-blogs/

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16. Multiple POVs

Sometimes using multiple points of view is the best way to tell your story.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2016/01/10-tips-to-writing-from-multiple-povs/

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17. Twitter for Writers

Using Twitter incorrectly will cause your marketing efforts to backfire.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/twitter-for-writers-eight-ways-to-nuke-your-brand/

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18. Author Platform

What do agents and editors actually mean when they say you should have an author platform.

https://janefriedman.com/author-platform-definition/

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19. Don't be "That" Author

You want to be an author that agents and editors want to work with.

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

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20. World Building

There are many things you need to decide when building a completely new world.

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/being-god-101-the-basics-of-world-building/

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21. Picture Book Extra Features

What's involved in writing a book with extra features, like gatefolds and diecuts?

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2016/02/inspiration-for-picture-books-with.html

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22. Don't Ask Agents These Questions

If you ask a prospective agent these very basic questions, it shows you're not read to get an agent.

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2016/02/some-questions-you-shouldnt-ask.html

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23. Books About Slavery

With all the current discussions about the depiction of slavery in picture books, it's important to read how other recent titles have handled the subject.

http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2016/01/27/recent-books-on-slavery-for-young-people/#_

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24. Picture Book Publishers

This website features detailed descriptions of the types of picture books put out by different publishers.

http://pbpublishers101.blogspot.com/

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25. Fictional Nonfiction

Can you still call a book nonfiction if it contains fictional elements?

http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/kid-lit-frenzy/2016/2/16/nonfiction-picture-book-wednesday-fiction-in-childrens-nonfiction

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