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Check out today's #5OnFri by Sarah Lovett >> "Five Reasons I'll be Going to RWA 2016 in San Diego"
Sarah Lovett dishes on the five reasons she'll be back at RWA next year, after a stellar conference in NYC!
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Good advice! >> "10 Things to Do Before Editing Your First Draft" via Kristen A. Kieffer
Keep them reading. That’s our mission, right? And there’s nothing that can hook any reader faster and stronger than a protagonist they can relate to, like, and therefore care about. This is one hal...
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Good advice! >> "Tips for Writers Who Don't Work Well With Outlines" via Go Teen Writers
by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and the Ellie Sweet books (Birch House Press)...
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Good, practical advice >> "Writing Fiction: 10 Ways to Keep a Reader Hooked" via Write to Done
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Missed Thrillerfest? Don't miss this post from Emily Wenstrom -- she sums up all the advice on author platforming she heard from experts and authors alike!
At this year’s ThrillerFest, discussions about platforming and marketing focused heavily on social media. Lynne Constantine suggested writers should of soc
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Have you checked out the "My Secret Wishlist" website or hashtag? A great resource for querying writers!
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So true! >> "Writing Tip: Don't be Afraid of 'Said'" via Ava Jae
NOTE: Today is the day! If you've been curious about Beyond the Red's cover, you need be curious no longer—the cover is NOW live on YA Books Central's blog! And I have it on good authority there miiiiight be something ARC-ish you guys can win. YAY! So every once in a while I come across writers ...
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Do you wish you could write full time? This summer, Sarah Lovett is doing just that. She has some thoughts about why it might not be as great as it seems. What do you think?

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Writing full time. Every writer’s fantasy, right? It’s our ultimate goal, isn’t it? Selling enough books to quit the day job. I’ve been testing the theory
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