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Article: Three Steps to Finding the Right Literary Agent

By Taylor Harbin | Sep 26, 2016

Choosing a literary agent is like choosing a babysitter for your baby. You’ll be entrusting your precious work, perhaps even your future as an author, to the hands of a stranger. Whom do you trust? Where do you look?

Here are some tips that will set you on the right path.

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Article: The Pros and Cons of Getting a Literary Agent

By Taylor Harbin | Sep 23, 2016

So you’ve chosen the time-consuming, time-honored path of trade publishing. Now what? In a world where thousands of writers vie for attention, how do you get noticed? Which company should you submit to? What makes a fair publishing contract? And how do you protect your rights?

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Article: Effective Writing Routines and How to Get One

By Alex J Coyne | Sep 21, 2016

“How the f*ck do you write so many books so fast?”

That was George R.R. Martin’s burning question for fellow author Stephen King during a recent interview in Albuquerque, NY. (Skip to 50:20 for the exchange.) King replied with his writing routine of six pages a day.

Skills/Lifestyle: Productivity  

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Article: Vanity Publishing: Pros, Cons, and Tips

By Taylor Harbin | Sep 15, 2016

Your manuscript is ready and polished. You can’t wait to give copies to your friends and family. But how do you turn that file on your computer into a physical book?

If you have some cash to spare, one quick method is vanity publishing. Here’s more about it.

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Article: How to Write Convincing Historical Fiction

By Andrew Knighton | Sep 13, 2016

Historical fiction can be among the most rewarding things to write, and the most challenging. The wealth of material available means that you can immerse yourself and your readers in another time and place, evoking a life quite unlike our own.

But those readers have expectations. It’s important that you make the history convincing.

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Article: The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

By Taylor Harbin | Sep 8, 2016

You’ve agonized over your manuscript, editing every sentence to perfection. You can’t wait to give copies to your friends and family. But how do you turn that file on your computer into a tangible or digital book?

The fastest method is self-publishing. Here’s how it works.

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Article: Ten Tips on Writing for Tots

By Kathryne Lee Tirrell | Sep 7, 2016

Writing for kids is fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Your story has to make sense under a very tight word limit, as well as lend itself to captivating illustrations. Here are some suggestions for coming up with awesome story ideas and crafting memorable stories for kids.

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Article: The World of Editing: Types, Costs, and Best Practices

By Tal Valante | Sep 5, 2016

Too many writers rush from a finished draft to a printed novel. True, once you write “The End” you can’t wait to hold the book in your hands… but don’t skip the integral part of sitting back and editing. Here’s a quick guide to that world.

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