Tracy Marchini

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Tips For Writing Characters That Connect with Readers

Over at the First Five Frenzy post from last month, I talked about how to help a reader connect to your manuscript in the first five pages. I thought I'd quickly break down some of the previous advice that pertains to character, and then share a few more tips! Don't...

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Who chooses the illustrator for picture books?

Sometimes in my agent submissions, I'll see query letters that state that the author doesn't have an illustrator for their book. This is okay. In fact, it's expected! If an author is not an author-illustrator shopping a book dummy, then the manuscript would be pitched...

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