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The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make
Guest post by author Phoebe Yu@writersdayjobs So you want to write but don’t know where to start? The journey to becoming a published author is a...

Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group

Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group
Guest post by author & editor Meg Trast overhaulmynovel.com || @MegTrast   A common misconception is that we must tackle writing solo. That...

When The Universe Doesn’t Want You To Write

When The Universe Doesn’t Want You To Write
Guest post by author Stephan J. Hahn www.stephanjhahn.com || @stephanjhahn I think we can all agree that writing as a full-time job would be a...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2019]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2019]
This is a comprehensive guide to finding and signing a deal with a literary agent for your novel or non-fiction book, so you can launch your writi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send hi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send him...

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...

Find Your Literary Agent

Find Your Literary Agent
By Emily Potter When querying time arrives at last, the thought of plunking “agent” into a search engine and firing off a letter to anyone with a...

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...

NaNoWriMo Self-Care Tips by Brian Whitmore

1. Eat healthy! Even though National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) may seem like a purely mental game, it's also intensely physical. Your body ha...