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1. Promotion Timing

If you're running a promotion, make sure it's in place before spreading the word on social media.


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2. Misused Words

Make sure you don't confuse these similar words.


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3. Character Descriptions

The writing rule of "show don't tell" applies when describing your characters.


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4. Picture Book Literary Agents

Read what excites agents who represent picture book authors.


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5. Writing Advice

What do you wish you had known before embarking on your writing journey?


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6. Book Promotion

Can you launch a book without making yourself miserable?


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7. Style Sheets

Keep track of all the important details in your story with a style sheet.


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8. Know Your Character

You need to understand many minor details of a character's life in order to bring him/her to life in your writing.


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9. Voice

A story's voice is how the words, sentences, and paragraphs are put together.


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10. Nonfiction Plots

Here are some things to consider when deciding how to plot your nonfiction book.


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11. Freelance Editors

How do you find and work with a freelance editor?


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12. Instagram

With all the choices available in social media now, should you include Instagram in your marketing plans?


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13. Unnecessary Words

Make your writing stronger by eliminating these words.


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14. Symbolism

There are several ways to introduce symbolic elements into your writing.


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15. Revision Requests

Take your time making these revisions--the agent/editor wants to see your best work.


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16. Author Brand

Your author brand is what helps readers recognize what they can expect in your writing.


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17. Google Searches

When researching your book, either fiction or nonfiction, take advantage of these tips.


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18. Multicultural Children's Book Day

Why not buy a multicultural book on January 27, 2016 (or any other day) for your library?


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19. Free Events

If you're published, should you still be doing free events?


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20. Rhyming Picture Books

How not to write a picture book in rhyme.


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21. Picture Book Revision

Considering how short picture books are, it's amazing how many questions you need to ask about your manuscript during the revision process.


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22. Ten Rules for Writers

Elmore Leonard shares his writing rules including, "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."


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23. Are Blog Tours Worthwhile?

Should you include doing a blog tour to publicize your book?


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24. Agent Pitches

Here are some tips for pitching an agent at a writing conference.


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25. Publisher Trends

Before submitting, it's worth researching the types of books your publisher of choice is bringing out.


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