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1. The Picture Book Process

There are many steps from thinking about writing a picture book to showing the published book to children,

http://www.buzzfeed.com/macbarnett/how-to-write-a-picture-book-i066#.etWKVbzND

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2. Deep Point of View

What is deep of point of view and how do you write it?

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/introducing-deep-pov-wth-is-it-can-we-buy-some-on-amazon/
https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/getting-in-character-deep-pov-part-two/
https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/want-a-page-turner-you-need-deep-pov/

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3. Debut Year Tips

You learn so much as a debut author, including many of these tips.

http://blog.liviablackburne.com/2015/06/random-practical-tips-for-your-debut.html

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4. Educational vs. Trade

What are the differences between educational and trade publishers, and what do these mean to the author?

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2016/03/guest-post-annette-bay-pimentel-on.html

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5. Agent Red Flags

It's important to check out prospective agents before submitting to them.

http://thewritelife.com/before-you-pitch-literary-agents/

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6. Secrets of Publishers Authors

Here are some things that you learn after you've been published.

http://janetterallison.com/blog/ten-things-published-authors-wont-tell-you/

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7. Money

Most children's book authors earn more from their school visits than from sales of their books.

https://larrydanebrimner.com/2016/03/21/what-we-dont-talk-about/

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8. Facebook Profiles vs. Pages

As an author, is it better to have an official page or use your personal profile to market your book?

https://janefriedman.com/facebook-profile-use/

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9. Historical Research

If your write historical fiction, you want to make sure you are being true to the time period.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2016/03/five-research-tips-for-historical-fiction-writers/

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10. Subtext

Use subtext to get your idea across without explicitly saying it in your text.

http://www.throughthetollbooth.com/2016/03/10/say-it-without-saying-it-thoughts-on-subtext/

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11. Titles

The first rule of choosing a title is to make it unique.

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2016/03/guest-post-david-lubar-on-name-of-prose.html

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12. Turning Points

Build a compelling story by using these turning points in your narrative.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2016/03/turning-points-most-effective-way-to.html#.VwgKnvkrJlZ

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13. State Standards

This chart of state standards by subject and grades will help you decide if your nonfiction idea for a book will fit into the school curriculum.

http://groggorg.blogspot.com/2016/03/meet-kristen-fulton-by-suzy-leopold.html?spref=fb&m=1

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14. Author Visit Grants

Increase your chances of receiving a request to do a school visit by sharing this list of grant and funding sources.

http://www.provatoevents.com/grants/index.html

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15. Social Media Networks

Why you should join all the social media platforms, even if you plan to concentrate on only one or two.

https://janefriedman.com/join-new-social-media-networks/

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16. Story Structure

The three-part structure is a common way to plot your book.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2016/04/a-three-part-story-structure-step.html#.VwgJAvkrJlY

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17. Book Trailers

Some libraries will let you upload your book trailer to their catalog.

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2016/04/putting-book-trailers-fresh-places/

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18. Point of View

There are many possible points of view you can choose for your story.

https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/discussing-point-of-view/

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19. Debut Authors

The most important thing you can do to help the success of your book is to write a great story.

http://12x12challenge.com/2016/03/01/12-x-12-featured-author-march-2016-julie-falatko/

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20. Rhyme Crimes


If you choose to write in rhyme,  avoid these mistakes.  



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21. Role of an Agents

Agents do so much more than sell your book to a publisher.

https://cleliagore.com/2016/03/17/the-many-roles-of-an-agent/

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22. Why Editors Stop Reading

Make sure your manuscript is the one editors can't put down.

http://www.elawreads.com/blog/2014/7/15/finishing-the-hat-ten-things-that-make-an-editor-stop-reading-your-manuscript

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23. Writing Apps

There are now many apps available to help you with your writing.

https://www.experteditor.com.au/blog/the-top-55-apps-for-writers-in-2016/

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24. Trends

Agents at Bologna 2016 discuss trends in children's and young adult publishing.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/trade-shows/article/69644-bologna-2016-agents-talk-children-s-and-ya-trends.html

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25. Opening Pages

It's not always easy to figure out where your novel should start.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2016/03/the-jump-start-finding-perfect-place-to.html#.VwgFm_krJlY

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