Have you crossed ever “t” and dotted every “i.” Did you read your dialogue out loud to make sure the character’s voice sounds real and authentic – did it match his or her personality? Did you maintain the same point of view for the entire piece? Did you maintain the same tense? Did you double-check your grammar and syntax?

So you’ve done all the above! Great! After hours and hours of grueling writing, knuckle-biting reviews, and getting rid of your fluff – as Stephen King says perfectly, “kill your darlings,” you’re finally here! You’re finally ready to write up those query letters, submit relentlessly to any and all agents, editors, and publishers.

So now it’s also time to check out this fun poster! It was written by Ryan Lewis, designed by Anna Hurley, and pulled together in a poster format by 826 National for your entertainment after all your pounds of coffee grounds have been poured out and bleeding fingers have healed.

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I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! And as always, happy writing!

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