25 Of The Best Young Adult Publishers

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You’ve written a novel or nonfiction book for a young adult audience. Or you have a fantastic idea for one

The problem? You keep finding links to YA publishers who either don’t exist anymore or don’t accept unagented submissions. 

You don’t currently have an agent. But you don’t think that should hold you back. 

Welcome to our dead-link-free list of young adult publishers. We aim to make it easier to find the YA publishers most likely to love your book

Because, with or without an agent, your well-written YA book deserves a chance.

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13 Key Questions To Ask Beta Readers

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Your book is ready for beta readers. And, whether it’s your first book or not, this is a big deal!

You’re wondering, though, where to find these beta readers, how many you need, and what questions you should ask them to get the most benefit from their time and attention.

We’ve been there, and you have our warmest congratulations and shared excitement!

With that, welcome to our list of helpful questions for beta readers. 

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13 Solid Reasons You Should Hire A Writing Coach

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You have a great book idea, and you know that, with a little help, you could create something that would entertain your readers or help them with something.

And you’re thinking, “I want to write a book, but where do I start?”

You need book writing help. And just reading a stack of writing books or skimming through blog posts isn’t getting you past your messy first draft (or maybe even the first page). 

You need an accessible human guide who knows what you don’t (yet) and who’s as invested in your book’s success as you are. 

Welcome to our post on 13 solid reasons you should hire a writing coach. 

What Is a Writing Coach? 

Now you’re wondering, “What does a writing consultant do?” or “How do I know whether I need writing coaching if I don’t even know what a writing coach is?” 

Depending on what you need, a writing coach can help in the following ways:

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25 Of The Best Grants For Writers To Fund Their Craft

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You’ve heard about government grants for writers, but you don’t know where to find them or whether you even qualify for any of them. 

True, some of them are for residents of a specific state. And some are for applicants of a specific demographic. 

But plenty of them only require that you submit high-quality work for their consideration. And the need-based ones don’t even require that. 

To help you find the best grant options for you, we’ve collected 23 of the best grants for writers living in the United States. 

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First-Person Vs. Third-Person: All You Need To Know

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When it comes to first-person vs. third-person, some writers choose their “person” based on the books they’ve read. 

After all, if Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger can make first-person work to their main character’s advantage, why can’t they? Or, maybe, after reading the Harry Potter series, they think, “Third-person is definitely the way to go.” 

But why not lay out all the advantages and disadvantages of both, so you can make an informed decision? Even then, you might try one and then switch to the other. 

Knowing the differences, though, can give you a healthy headstart

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155 Character Flaws For Writing

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What comes to mind when you think “interesting character flaws”

Because some flaws are more compelling than others. And some are easier to forgive. Some, on the other hand, make the characters who have them instantly unlikable.  

They’re monsters. They’re unforgivable. They could never change for the better. 

But sometimes, they do. Given a list of character flaws, could you pick one of the worst and create a character with a convincing redemption arc? 

What could you do differently with one of the flaws listed below? And what makes them flaws in the first place?

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13 Creative Writing Jobs You Can Do From Home

You’re looking for remote creative writing jobs — and not just because you’re an introvert with a knack for writing. 

You have an independent spirit, and you can think of many reasons why working from home would be a good fit for you. 

So many of your peers are working remotely, now, after all. And you’d very much like to join them. But what types of creative writing opportunities should you focus on? 

Welcome to our list of 13 options with links to help you get started. 

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