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How to Get Published Step 10: Searching & Submitting

There really is nothing I can say in this bit because each agency and publisher is going to have different guidelines and requirements. My tenth piece of advice is this: have these things proofread ready to go: Manuscript Query Letter Two-Page … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 9: Writing a Query Letter

Let’s write a query letter. Because the middle paragraph will be a mini synopsis for your book, I’ll go through a good way to write the first and third paragraphs sentence by sentence. Let’s start with a simple: “Dear [agent/editor’s full … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 8: Building Some Cred.

By this point you should have at least two or three stories, each over 10,000 words and ready to go. If not, go write them, this advice is for people who have followed the previous steps enough to gain the … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 7: Rinse and Repeat

If you chose to move onto another idea in the previous step, as many new writers will, it will make this step a lot easier as you can learn from the mistakes you made from your previous attempt. However, even … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 6: Continuing?

Although I promised myself that I would only spend the first five steps on the actual writing process (I’m sure I’ve given enough steps, examples and advise for new authors to feel out the start of a story for themselves), … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 5: The Exposition

Is too much exposition a bad thing? I have 2 questions for people who say so. How much is too much and what kind of exposition? Entire books are some form of exposition or another. If you do it through showing … Continue reading

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How to Get Published Step 4: The Setting

The setting of your story is something you have to be careful about, especially the dominant setting. That’s where you’ll be spending most of your time and it’s surprising how much that can change your attitude toward your writing. No … Continue reading

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