Writer's Checklist
Reflections on the steps necessary to achieve success in this very competitive field. by Sheila Wright
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Trailing Joy: My Wish For You

Kristen Heimerl

Throughout my posts, I’ve shared my development philosophy and approach, peppering my advice with the useful (and hard) lessons I learned as a neophyte squeezing her way into the publishing industry. Now I’m tasked with the most difficult job of all: distilling the essential lesson of this series!
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Hello YOU! with Kristen: An Interview with Author Traci Lambrecht

If you haven’t yet discovered P.J. Tracy—a pseudonym for the mother-daughter team, P.J. and Traci Lambrecht—now is the time. Join us for an interview with author Traci Lambrecht.

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A Visit to the Bologna Book Fair and German SCBWI

Join children's author Caroline Magerl as she visits Europe for two exciting professional events!

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Ruler of Daffodils
You create your own destiny, so rule with kindness and love. more stories & poetry »
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Genuine Fraud written by E. Lockhart

Through Jule’s eyes we see her relationship with fellow orphan Imogen. Imogen is rich, Jule is poor. Both are pretty. They’re living a jet-setting life that few of us will ever know. Both are powerful—Imogen is charismatic, Jule has extreme athletic prowess. The book starts at the end and works to the beginning.

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Ivana Beschreiben edits "The Tardy Horseman"

COMING SOON! CWG Online will be featuring edits of reader-submitted manuscripts! This article (and the other examples) provides a demonstration of how our online edits will work. Our editors' comments on manuscripts can be toggled on and off at the appropriate point in the manuscript, and a full legend of editing symbols is available for basic changes. Take a preview, and perhaps submit a manuscript of your own!

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Writer's Digest

God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God's adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by.

Mark Twain