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Friday, February 15, 2013

Publishing Pulse: 2/15/2013

Success Stories

Congratulations to our latest success stories, Sarah Gagnon, Shannon Grogan, and Emmie Mears! Click their names to read about how they landed their agents!

Around the Internet

If you're anything like me, you wish you were more prolific. Turns out that—just like in other aspects of life—pushing yourself to do more and better will put you ahead of the pack. Check out this article on Being Prolific.

If you're a writer living outside of the United States but hope to publish in the US, or if you're a US writer collaborating with someone who lives outside the US, you need to understand certain aspects of US tax laws. Children's author Miranda Hardy tells you what you need to know in The US Tax Treaty for Writers and Illustrators.

Want to use Goodreads to promote your book? Read (and listen to) this first.

We all know how important it is to get outside feedback on a story before querying agents. In this post, learn to make sure you're choosing your beta readers wisely.

Janice Hardy teaches you How to Develop Your Theme using Suzanne Brockmann's advice. (I'm currently obsessed with Brockmann's novels!)

Have a great weekend and we'll see you next week!

Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology, check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook

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