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When a Manuscript is Really Ready

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Manuscript Process

If you’re not sure whether your manuscript is really ready for publishing professionals, this is for you. Find out how to detect if something needs fixing in your story – BEFORE you submit.

How to Write a Chapter Book

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Format Essentials

Crafting a chapter book is harder than you might expect. Get the low-down on structure, language and pacing for a traditional chapter book and learn what it really takes to do it right.

WTHeck is a Chain Story?

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Story Types

A chain story is my personal favorite type of predictable story structure. Here’s what it is, with some great examples.

GSB Guest Blog Guidelines

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Community

Whether you are in the midst of a blog tour or just wanting to share your thoughts, GSB welcomes you. Here’s the skinny on GSB’s Guest Blog Guidelines.

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