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1. Very Young Audiences

Here are some tips to keep your littlest audience members engaged at an event.


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2. Book Terms

Here's your chance to find out what all the different parts of a physical book are called.


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3. Finding an Agent

The first step in finding an agent is to decide what you want in an agent.


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4. Book Sales

There could be many reasons why your book isn't selling as well as you expected it to.


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5. Critique Partners

Why is it so important to have someone else read your work-in-progress?


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6. Show, Don't Tell

We've all heard the advice to show, don't tell, but how do you do that?


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7. Large Book Advances

Even if you're one of the very few who gets a six-figure book deal, you might want to keep your day job.  

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8. Show, Don't Tell

Show, don't tell, doesn't mean you should never have narrative in your book.


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9. Scene Lists

Whether you're a pantser or a plotter, a scene list will help keep your novel on track.


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10. First Page Tips

Here are five suggestions for writing a first page that will draw in your readers.


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11. Pen Names

Here's why you might (or might not!) want to use a pen name for your writing.


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12. Story Concept

Is the concept of your story strong enough to sustain an entire book?


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13. Understanding Voice

Everyone talks about the elusive voice, but what do they really mean?


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14. Make Your Nonfiction Stand Out

The days of writing dry, pedantic nonfiction books are long gone.


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15. Making Twitter Work for You

Here are some reasons that the way you use Twitter might not be building your author platform.


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16. Opening Pages

What do editors look for when they begin reading your story?


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17. Giving Up On a Manuscript

How do you know when it's time to move on from a beloved manuscript?


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18. Funding Author Visits

Help schools afford to bring you in for a visit by sharing these resources with them.


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19. Types of Nonfiction Picture Books

There are many ways to structure and write a nonfiction picture book.


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20. Do You Need an Agent?

Maybe not, but here are some reasons you might want an agent.


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21. Successful Book Launches

Ten steps for launching your book, including an important eleventh step--celebrate.

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22. Keeping Your Reader's Interest

Here are some of the reasons a reader might put down your novel.


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23. Writing a Better Picture Book

With so few words in a picture book, it's important to make sure each one of them serves your story.


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24. Descriptions

Here are some ways to write, and not write, descriptions in your novel.


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25. YouTube Reviews

Widen your social media marketing efforts with YouTube reviews.


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