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Learn about the Industry


Craft Guides

The Magic Words by Cheryl Klein
Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Deep Point of View by Marcy Kennedy
Showing and Telling in Fiction by Marcy Kennedy
Story Genius by Lisa Cron


Learn the industry, your craft, the submission process, and writer etiquette
Attend seminars, conferences, and retreats
Select mentor books – underline and flag
Find and cultivate a critique group (more than one if you have the time)
Follow favorite authors, editors and agents on social media
Submit your work for professional critiques at conferences
Plan your time and dedicate a specific time for writing
Set your writing goals and specific objectives to achieve them

Revise, Revise, Revise
Submit your work
Lift your head up after a tough critique or rejection
Keep improving and practicing your craft
Submit more

One doesn’t run a marathon without training, trainers, resources, hydration, nutrition and careful recovery from injuries. You are a writing athlete. Train as one.

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