7 Things I’ve Learned So Far

Published authors share their best tips and advice on how to get published, how to find a literary agent, and how to be sell more books.

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Miranda Kenneally

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from YA writer Miranda Kenneally. 1. Writing is still hard. Just because...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Samantha Vamos

1. If your manuscript doesn’t sell and you’ve done all the editing you believe you are capable of doing, set the manuscript aside and begin another. My first two books, Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking, 2009, illustrated by Santiago Cohen) and The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred (Charlesbridge, 2011, illustrated by...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Heather McCorkle

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from YA writer Heather McCorkle. GIVEAWAY: Heather is excited to give away...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Ellen Airgood

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writerEllen Airgood. 1. Smile. A little before the release date, I...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Sarah Alderson

This is a recurring column I'm calling "7 Things I've Learned So Far," where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they've learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from YA writer Sarah Alderson. 1. Trust your instincts. My brother taught...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Suzanne Hayes

This is a recurring column I'm calling "7 Things I've Learned So Far," where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they've learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Suzanne Hayes. Suzanne Hayes is a sociologist by profession....

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Liane Moriarty

This is a recurring column I'm calling "7 Things I've Learned So Far," where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they've learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Liane Moriarty. Liane Moriarty is the author of What...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Lisa Lawmaster Hess

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Lisa Lawmaster Hess. Lisa Lawmaster Hess is a Jersey girl,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Bill Peschel

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Bill Peschel. Bill Peschel is the author of Writers Gone...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Rebecca Serle

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Rebecca Serle. Rebecca Serle received her MFA in creative writing...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Tom Leveen

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Tom Leveen. Tom Leveen is the author of Party, a...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Darien Gee

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Darien Gee. Darien Gee is the author of Friendship Bread:...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Rachel Friedman

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Rachel Friedman. Rachel Friedman is the author of The Good...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Glen Retief

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Glen Retief. Glen Retief is the author of The...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer . Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is the author of the Sadie...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Simon Morden

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Dr. Simon Morden. Dr. Simon Morden is a bona fide...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Stephen Graham Jones

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Stephen Graham Jones. Stephen Graham Jones is the author of...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Carrie Vaughn

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Carrie Vaughn. Carrie Vaughn is a New York Times-bestselling YA...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Alexander Yates

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Alexander Yates. Alexander Yates grew up in Haiti, Mexico, Bolivia...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jane Borden

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Jane Borden. Jane Borden is the author of the humorous...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Imogen Robertson

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Imogen Robertson. Imogen Robertson is the author of Instruments of...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Erika Dreifus

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Erika Dreifus. Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans:...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Delilah Marvelle

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Delilah Marvelle. Delilah Marvelle is the author of The Perfect...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Leslie Tentler

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Leslie Tentler. Leslie Tentler is the author of Midnight Caller...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Leslie Jamison

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Leslie Jamison. Leslie Jamison is the author of The Gin...