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1. Blogging Mistakes

Don't make these mistakes on your author blog. 


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2. World Building

Editor Stacy Whitman answers questions about world building in speculative fiction.


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3. Can Self-Publishing Lead to an Agent

Hear what some agents think about using a self-published book to land an agent. 


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4. Writing Mistakes

Ten things that will make an editor stop reading your manuscript.


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5. Pitch Equals Concept

In your pitch, you need to give the concept of your book. 


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6. Serials

Things to consider if you're planning on writing a series. 


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7. Types of Book Publishing

As shown by this chart, there are many paths to a published book.


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8. Picture Book Techniques for Novelists

Many of the lessons learned in writing picture books are also applicable to writing novels. 


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9. Agent Submissions

What your submission looks like to an agent's reader. 


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10. Giving Better Critiques

Are your critiques as helpful as they can be? 


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11. Getting Into Bookstores

How to get your local bookstore to carry your book. 


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12. What is Voice?

It's hard to define voice in writing, but we recognize it when we read it. 


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13. Searching for an Agent

Don't be scammed in your eagerness to find an agent.


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14. Pitch Etiquette

There's more to planning your pitch than figuring out what you're going to say. 


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15. Challenging Content

Even picture books can contain darker themes. 


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16. Writing Scenes

How to make your scenes, the building blocks of your story, the best they can be. 


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17. Writing Young Adult

If you're going to write young adult books, you should be reading them. 


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18. Do You Need an Agent?

Whether or not you need an agent depends on how you see the path for your career as a writer. 


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19. Path to Publication

Here are some things to remember on your way to being published. 


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20. Advice from Stephen King

Twenty-two suggestions on how to become an amazing writer. 


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21. Author Bios in Queries

What you should and should not include about yourself in a query letter. 


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22. New MG/YA Agent

Whitley Abell of Inklings Literary is looking for middle-grade and young adult books.


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23. Mischief In Kidlit

The Wild Things website is devoted to showcasing mischief in children's books. 


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24. Reversion Clauses

With the advent of digital media, it's more important than ever to understand the reversion clause in your contract. 


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25. Conference Tips

Make your conference-attending experience a success by following these suggestions. 


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