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Our Best Of List For 2011 – Articles for Creative Writers

trophyYou know that 2011 brought huge changes to the publishing industry. And we had your back through them all.

But in case you missed any of our articles, here are some of our personal favorites (and yours) from the year!

Writing Cover and Query Letters

Query Fail: How NOT To Write A Query Letter
Your Writing Bio: Doing The Publishing Credits Shuffle
TMI: A List Of Things NOT To Say In Your Query and Cover Letters

Making Submissions

How To Interpret Submission Guidelines
The Number One Worst Mistake A Writer Can Make When Submitting
How To Submit To Independent And University Publishers
How To Resubmit, Part One: Resending Novels or Nonfiction Books To Literary Agents
How To Resubmit, Part Two; Resending Poems, Stories, and Essays To Lit Mags
Is A Good Literary Agent Good Enough? When To Settle For Your Second Choice

Legal Issues For Writers

Literary Agent Contracts: How To Protect Your Rights
Literary Journal Contracts: Terms And Conditions
Parody Law For Writers: How To Protect Your Legal Right To Spoof
When Your Literary Agent Is Also Your Publisher

The Writing Life: Inspiration and Encouragement

Five Things You Can Do—This Week—To Become A Better Writer
Writer’s Block Emergency Kit: Prepare To Survive And Succeed
Jealousy And Writers: Tips To Beat The Green-Eyed Monster
Underdog Writers: How To Come Back In The Second Half And Win The Game
Creative Writers: Building Confidence In Your Craft
Five Signs You May Be Sabotaging Your Writing Career
Writers: Six Signs That You May Be On Your Way To Success

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Craft And Technique

Editors and Literary Agents: Why They’re Just Not That Into You
Writing Sex Scenes: How Much Is Too Much?
Poetry Subjects That Editors See Too Often
Writers: How To Amp Up Your X Factor

Health For Writers

Brain Food For Writers: What To Eat To Support A Creative Mind
Seven Tips To Beat Eyestrain

Rejection Letters

Famous Author Rejection Letters: True Stories Of Unbelievable Rejections
Red Flags: Shortcuts That Agents & Editors Will Use To Reject Your Writing
How To Interpret Rejection Letters From Literary Agents And Editors

Promotion and Marketing

To Print Pub or E-Pub? Tis NOT The Question!
Eleven Deadly Sins Of Online Promotion For Writers
Facebook Fan Pages vs. Profile Pages: Which Is Better For A Writer?
Facebook For Writers: How To Get More Friends And Fans
Three Ways To Promote Your Collection Or Book Without Leaving The House
Networking For Writers: How To Work A Room Full Of Agents And Editors
Fiction Or Nonfiction? Memoir Or Novel? Know What To Call Your Story Or Book
Don’t Know Your Book Genre? Here’s What To Do

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