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How Much Character Development is Too Much?

How Much Character Development is Too Much?
Guest post by author Chase Connor Writers should develop characters like they do their relationships. We meet a coworker, a new friend, a romanti...

The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress

The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress
By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor The scariest time to be a writer is when you’re sending your work out into the world for the first time...

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)
By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor As an editor, one of the most common questions I get is, “When should I hire an editor?” This is not a q...

An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald

An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald
For this post we interviewed literary agent Ali McDonald. She’s the lead agent specializing in YA (Young Adult) and children’s literature at lite...

The Top 10 YA Tropes & How to Avoid Them

The Top 10 YA Tropes & How to Avoid Them
  No time to read this article? Download it as a PDF checklist! Download this Checklist! By Michael Pietrzak The Young Adult (YA) ge...