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4 Reasons a Literary Agent Will Reject Your Submission

Like in life where you can’t please everyone all the time, your writing won’t appeal to every literary agent you send it to. Agents are, in the end, just people, bearing their own arbitrary likes and dislikes. Even if your submission is wonderful, an agent might reject it because they’re looking for a specific style of narrative voice, may not enjoy working with certain subjects, or simply don’t connect with your vision.

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Set Up Strong Writing Goals by Using SMART

Writers know that good writing comes from being clear and specific. Your own goals as a writer should be treated the same so the goals feel real, defined, and most of all attainable. By using the acronym SMART, you’ll strengthen your writing goals and go from identifying what you desire to taking specific action that will help you achieve real success.

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How to Copy Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

As a writer, you have one job: to communicate. (That’s it! So streamlined!). Even if you’re not a trained editor, you can copy edit your writing like a pro by using our downloadable checklist and paying attention to the 10 most important things to look for when copy editing your manuscript. Take your time, make notes, and you’ll be positioning your manuscript to best showcase your ideas, strut your stuff, and get into the right hands.

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Time To Get Organized: The 10 Best Writing Apps

If you’re craving an organizational system to help you write more effectively and better, our newly expanded and updated 10 best writing apps will get you and your writing organized and help keep your writing process and projects manageable and stress-free!

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Need to Keep Your Kids Busy? Write a Scavenger Hunt!

Little fills a parent with more dread than knowing you’ve got a stretch of time ahead when your kids will be unoccupied and bored. Rather than succumbing to hours of screen time, write them a scavenger hunt instead! When you need to keep your kids busy, writing them a scavenger hunt engages them in fun, action, and problem-solving, and you get to flex your creative muscles as a writer and as a parent. Scavenger hunts are win-win, and below you’ll see several examples you can use as templates for your own kids!

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Can’t Write? Here’s How to Keep Creative In Other Ways

When life prevents you from writing or you’ve got writer’s block, try these tips to help you keep creative when you can’t write. These alternative creative efforts will help you feel strong and re-energized, so you’ll be much more capable and enthusiastic to get back to doing great work.

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Update Your Website to Maintain Your Business’ Circle of Life

After all the sweat, struggle, and salary you invested to build and launch your website, you may be looking forward to ticking it off your to-do list and moving on to something else, but now is time for just the opposite! For a website to remain healthy and be a thriving support system for your business, it must be updated—and continuously. You want to write new content and regularly update your website to maintain your business’ circle of life.

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