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1. Writers: Revising & rewriting is part of the craft AND the business. Learn to do it without fear.

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2. Writers: Don't rush your submission. Make sure your writing is polished BEFORE you send it out.

One mistaken assumption that I've noticed some newbie writers making: Sending out their writing too soon, assuming that the editor who buys their short story (or novel, etc.) is going to be helping them polish the piece anyway.

DO NOT DO THIS.

Never, ever send an mss out just after you've finished it. Put it away for a few days (a few weeks at least, for a novel). That way you'll be able to reread more objectively, without the rosy glow of "omigosh this is brilliant just wait until publishers see this."

I'm a foodie, so often think in terms of food analogies. In this case, it would be sort of like a first-time restauranteur opening before they've perfected their dishes. Turn off the restaurant critics early on, and you make it tougher for yourself longterm.

If you're a new picture book writer, this is even MORE vital. Why? Because I've noticed that many non-pb writers assume that writing a picture book is easy because there are fewer words, that it's something they can do on the side for extra money while they work on their "real" books. 

Vaguely related side note:

Others may differ, but I also advise NOT giving it to your critique group to read too soon. Why? Because there is a real value in getting feedback from someone who is reading the piece for the first time. Yes, there's a value in getting feedback for a rough version so you can polish it before sending it out to an editor. Be aware, however, that after the first critique, your crit partners will likely be giving feedback on your revisions rather than an overall first-time impression.

Respect your readers, before and after publication.

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3. Comic: Writer Wish

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4. Will Write For Chocolate

Updated my Will Write For Chocolate comic strip (yes, finally).

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5. Comic: The Book Title

This comic was inspired by a post by the anonymous Intern years ago, before she came out as her true self: Hilary T. Smith, author of WILD AWAKE (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins). See my interview with Hilary. Thanks to Hilary for permission to re-post the comic.

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6. Why you should savor the journey and enjoy every success along the way, no matter how small

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7. Comic: At Last

"The difference between a published author and an unpublished one is one day. It only takes one day, one moment, for your whole world to shift. I firmly believe that if you work hard at improving your craft and you simply do not give up, your day will come." - Mandy Hubbard

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8. Comic: International Writer Crisis

Ironically, I recycled one of my old comics from 2006 and revamped the art for the above. :-)

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9. Comic: Another Advantage Of Print Books

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10. New bookish comic, with thanks to @Catelli_NQU for the caption!

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11. A comic for those who think it's easy to write children's books

Originally posted for PiBoIdMo.

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12. A cautionary comic for aspiring authors and illustrators

Originally published in Writer Unboxed.

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13. Comic: So a zombie and a vampire walked into a bar...

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14. Comic: Grammar Graffiti

Tweaked from a version that originally appeared in Writer Unboxed.

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15. Comic: Writers On Vacation

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16. Noel Coward on being professional

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17. Comic: The Font Restaurant

 

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18. Comic: Font Nerd Table

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19. Comic: Writer's Block & Biscotti

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20. Comic: Metaphor Mixologist

Thanks to Jim Hill for inspiring this comic with his "metaphor mixologist" phrase on Twitter. 

When I was working on the comic, I got curious about mixed metaphors and did some research...and of course immediately fell into the Black Hole Of The Internet. Sooo many interesting links! I could browse grammar sites for way too long, I think.

One of the best explanations is Grammar Girl's Mixed Metaphor post.

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21. New Will Write For Chocolate on Writer Unboxed

I’ve uploaded a new Will Write For Chocolate strip on Writer Unboxed. Click the image below to see the comic:

WUB WWFC

Because of my book project schedule for the next couple of years, I’m not posting as often on Writer Unboxed. Thanks to Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton for letting me do a guest post every few months; I love their site!

I’ll be adding this newest comic to the regular Will Write For Chocolate site eventually but for now, I encourage you to visit the Writer Unboxed site.

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22. Comic: Starving Writer, Sort Of

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23. Comic: The Scream

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24. Finding Time To Write Tip #176: Teaching Others To Respect Your Time

 

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25. Comic: A Caution For Writers

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