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Is it best for unpublished authors to trust the editorial guidance of their agents and editors, especially when it comes ...
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Some writers can finish a book all by themselves, but even more of them have support systems, deadlines, teachers, exercises, ...
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If you’d like to see your work in national publications—and get paid—tailor your essay to smoothly fit their voice and ...
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Why Agents Don’t Give Feedback—And Where to Get It Instead
Providing feedback to every pitch would leave agents no time for their existing clients. Instead, check your own first pages ...
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A social media following doesn’t guarantee sales. Building an audience that’s engaged with your work—your mission—requires more varied tools ...
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What makes a memoir suitable for YA or middle-grade readers isn’t shying away from tough topics but approaching them with ...
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Instead of resolving to make a big change in your habits, think of one small thing to do to support ...
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Being a freelance editor requires lifelong curiosity, persistent self-education, ruthless support—and the ability to do all this quickly ...
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Showing the moments of normalcy brings the reader more fully into your life, and heightens the drama when traumatic events ...
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How to Restart Your Unfinished Book
Your calendar will never be suddenly free of urgent distractions. To finish that book on the back burner, you must ...
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When you’ve completed a draft but it’s falling a bit flat, it’s time for the Story Draft: creative work done ...
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2 Methods for Structuring Your Memoir
Authoring a memoir, the gift of hindsight allows you to invest moments with deeper meaning than they may have had ...
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