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By Jonathan Meyer, Intern

November 1 marks the start of this year’s National Novel Writing Month (wonderfully abbreviated as NaNoWriMo).  The event, which challenges people from all walks of life to complete a 50,000-word piece of fiction in 30 days, is in its eleventh year.  In 2008, over 20,000 writers were certified “Winners,” meaning they met or exceeded the minimum word count, turned in their manuscript on time, and made sure their work made at least some sense.     

NaNoWriMo is the literary equivalent of Hands Across America, except with actual...

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Jessica at Bookends, LLC has a great post up called Submissions 101, which recaps all the great advice they have given on getting started in your agent search.

I think the best piece of advice in her post is probably the one writers overlook the most:

"I even suggest you’ve already started writing your next book so you have something to focus on besides just the query process."

Keep writing and revising! Check out  Rachelle Gardner's recent post on why you should write another book here.



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