What Happens After You Get a Literary Agent

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Earlier this year, I announced that I’d finally gotten a literary agent, and since then people have been asking me how things are going. The answer is …

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Writers: How Do You Track Your Progress?

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After years of trying out several different ways to track my writing progress, I think I’ve finally found the one that works best for me…

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How To Edit Your Novel (In Sixteen Steps)

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The best way to learn how to do something properly is to do it wrong dozens of times until you figure it out … right?

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Getting Back Into Writing

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If you’re anything like me, December is a particularly challenging time of year to maintain steady writing habits. I refer to this period as “Novel Interruptus” and I’ve long since stopped trying to fight it/feel guilty for it. After all, the reason writing gets interrupted is because I’m busy doing one of the things I said I’d never give up for anything: spending time with the people I love.

BUT. Christmas is over, and it’s time to get back to work. So for those of you who are in the same boat as me, I thought I’d compile my list of links I find the most helpful for getting started again.

Start with the Novel Interruptus post, then move on.

If you’re just getting started and wondering how, read this.

If you’re in the first drafting stage, remember to just write...

… but at some point, make sure you have this essential element to your story down. Especially this part.

If you’re struggling with writer’s block, try this.

And if you’re in the editing stage, here are some tricks I’ve learned

… and one more.

And above all, remember not to do this! 

(And here’s the entire category of writing advice I’ve compiled so far.)

I hope one (or some) of these links help! Now, off to write…

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