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You've probably seen a million bajillion character questionnaires. Most of the time they ask you about basic physical facts: birthdays, height, favorite colors. But these aren't the details that create an interesting, authentic, believable character that will stick with readers. These details won't allow your readers to be intimate with your characters. Learn the REAL questions you should be asking your characters. Get to the heart, the core, the DNA of their self in order to bring them to…

How to REALLY Get to Know Your Characters (+ a Questionnaire)

You've probably seen a million bajillion character questionnaires. Most of the time they ask you about basic physical facts: birthdays, height, favorite colors.

Where do you start your outline? Right here! Use these these four questions to discover the big-picture "skeleton" of your story.

Asking your kids for feedback on how they think you are parenting can seem a little scary, but they can have some very smart things to say to help you become a better parent.

linkedin for freelance writers

LinkedIn for Freelance Writers: EXACTLY How I Use LinkedIn to Land High-paying Clients

LinkedIn for Freelance Writers: EXACTLY How I Use LinkedIn to Land High-paying Clients - If youre looking to make money writing online, you need to be on LinkedIn - period! This guide will show you exactly how to find freelance writing clients there.

What interviewing an author a week for several years taught me about finishing my novel

My 150 Writing Mentors and Me

My 150 Writing Mentors and Me What interviewing an author a week for several years has taught me about finishing my novel Read

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | WIRED (i.e., why so many writers hire editors or have someone look over their work)

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

Social Media for Authors: The Toughest Topic to Advise On | Jane Friedman

Social Media for Authors: The Toughest Topic to Advise On

Writer's Resources | JulieHedlund.com

Jean Reidy: May 12 x 12 Featured Author

Top Fifteen Query Letter "DON'TS" | JulieHedlund.com

Do You Want to Write 12 Picture Books in 12 Months? 2013 participants so far!

A Good Query Letter is Like a Skirt

See Heather Write: Query Advice from Holly Root - Auburn Writers Conference Recap Vol.

THE OUTSIDERS — and YA Lit — at 50: An Interview With SE Hinton

THE OUTSIDERS — and YA Lit — at 50: An Interview With SE Hinton

50 Years Old, Turning 50, Book Nerd, Book Book Book, The Outsiders, Book Suggestions, Classic Books, 50th Anniversary, Library Books

The Young Adult (YA) fiction genre is a genre aimed at teens. Want to publish a YA book? Learn about the Young Adult books market.

Young Adult Book Market Facts and Figures

How to Get Published: 7 Tips From a Year of Magical Writing - Mom 2.0 | Moms + Marketers + Media

How to Get Published: 7 Tips From a Year of Magical Writing - Mom 2.0 | Moms + Marketers + Media

Let's Talk About Sensitivity ReadersThe COO of We Need Diverse Books argues that sensitivity readers aren’t censors

Let's Talk About Sensitivity ReadersThe COO of We Need Diverse Books argues that sensitivity readers aren’t censors

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