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1. Legal Music

Don't violate another artist's copyright when you create your book trailer.


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2. Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes

How to make your young adult LGBTQ characters fully realized instead of being stereotypes.


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3. Picture Book Structure

Having an idea for your picture book is just the beginning.


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4. Heroes

Ten reasons why your hero needs flaws.


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5. Online Presence

What are editors and agents looking for when they research you online?


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6. Close Third Person

How far is the psychic distance in your third person novel?


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7. Historical Novels

How much history should you put in your book to keep it a novel and not a textbook?


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8. First Chapter

How can you write the "perfect" first chapter?  

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9. Guest Blogging

How to be asked to write posts for other people's blogs.


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10. Openings

Follow this checklist and make your openings pop. 


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11. New Adult

If you write YA, you should learn about the next age up category--new adult. 


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12. Author Events

Whether at a bookstore, library, or school, these hints will help make your author visit a success. 


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13. Book Bloggers

How do you work with book bloggers to get them interested in reviewing your book? 


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14. Ageism in Kidlit

This blog promotes diversity of and respect for character age. 


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15. Point of View

Consider these pros and cons when choosing a viewpoint.


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16. Outlining Your Novel

There are many advantages to outlining your novel before beginning to write. 


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17. Nonfiction Picture Books

True stories that would be perfect for picture books are all around us. 


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18. Debut Book

Everyone's experience is different on the publication of a debut book. 


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19. Outlining

Some tips for writers thinking of switching from pantser to outliner. 


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20. New Agents

There are pros and cons to going with someone new to agenting. 


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21. Traditional Publishing

Twenty-five "secrets" about how traditional publishing works. 


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22. Melodrama

It's easy to slip from showing your character's emotion to entering the world of melodrama.  \


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23. Writing Conferences

Should you attend a conference and, if so, how can you get the most out of it. 


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24. Editorial Letters

Your editorial letter has finally arrived. What do you do now? 


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25. On Submission

What actually happens when your agent says your manuscript is on submission?


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