Strategies, tools, tips, and techniques to help you master the art of fiction writing

5 Tips for Working with Your Agent publishing querying revising

When you're trying to get traditionally published, snagging a literary agent seems like the ultimate goalpost. You may know in theory that a majority of your career happens afterward, but when you're just starting out, it's easy to believe that once you’ve signed with an agent, it...

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How to Find an Editor publishing revising self publishing

Editors make your work better. They bring a fresh set of eyes to your writing, not only to catch typos and grammar errors but to work with you to bring your vision to the next level. A good editor is as invested in making your book the best it can be as you are.

The process for finding an...

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5 Tips for Self-Publishing Your Novel book launch marketing publishing self publishing

"Traditional publishing isn’t for everyone." Have you heard this advice before? Whether you’re a cross-genre author writing outside the mainstream, a hybrid author who prefers the control self-publishing offers, or a prolific author with the output and fanbase to succeed on your...

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5 Tips for Marketing Your Book marketing publishing

After working for months, or even years, on your novel, the moment you release it to the world will be the greatest time of your life. But whether you’re publishing independently or traditionally, you’ll find that the most discouraging response isn’t bad reviews or unwanted tags...

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5 Tips for Querying Agents publishing querying

You’ve done it: You finished your manuscript, revised it, received feedback on it from your critique partners, and maybe even paid to have it professionally edited. If you’re opting for the traditional publishing route, the next step is equally huge. Now it's time to...

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Write a Killer Logline for Your Novel marketing publishing querying

Have you ever been asked by a friend, “What’s your book about?” If you’re like most writers, you know what it’s like to feel tongue-tied after hearing this question. How could you possibly boil your magnificent book down to a handful of words? Worse still is when...

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