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TOOL KIT January, 2008

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Top 10: On Hiatus
Top Ten ResourcesA cookbook and a writing course are keeping Char busy during IN's hiatus. She's on the sidelines cheering the progress along, ready for the signal to relaunch.
By Char Milbrett


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Constant Improvement
Off To New HorizonsTaking this opportunity to pursue an agent for his novel, scour the markets, update his podcast, and write every chance he gets, one associate editor looks forward to the coming improvements.
By Jim Curtiss


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Top 10: Knock, Knock
How's your funny bone? This list of 10 resources gets you on the humour track with knowledge and guidance, and it's not a joke.
By Char Milbrett


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Neubauer's Nuggets
We've all heard that nonfiction is what sells, so what do you have to do get your fiction published? Is writing for free a necessary part of paying your dues? Joan has the answers.
By Joan Neubauer


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Author/Agent Contract
The legalities of writing and publishing can be complex and confusing. The checklist simplifies the process.
By Tad Crawford


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Author's Bill Of Rights
Before entering an agreement with a self-publisher, use the Author's Bill of Rights to double-check that you are getting a fair deal. Know what you should expect.
By Mark Levine


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Character Questionnaire
Fill out the free character questionaire and never again worry if your leading lady's hair is rooster red at the begining and pea green at the end.
By Helen Dunn Frame


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Chase Scene Checklist
To create an effective chase scene, consult this summary list of tips from a master of impact writing.
By Joyce Faulkner


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IN Editing Tricks
Using word processing techniques already available on your computer system simplifies finding passive sentences and creates manuscripts that sparkle and shine.
By Helen Dunn Frame


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The Write Group
Three critique groups can be better than one when it comes to producing the best writing.
By Judy Adourian



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