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Query letter tip: Provided your query letter is free of mechanical errors and bad writing, the worst mistake is telling the agent that everyone you gave your manuscript to loved it. The reason? It marks you as an amateur.

Use a pencil case to store sand and an unsharpened pencil to practice writing letters, names, and words. You could use the same setup for writing in the sand with your finger.

from Mel the Literacy Coach

Keeping the “kids” on Track: Tips for Educational Coaches in the Final Weeks of School

Mel the Lit Coach: tips for coaches to help teachers stay on track in the last few weeks of school !

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30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

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27 Pieces Of Advice For Writers From Famous Authors

"Don't 'write what you know.' Make up something new!" - Joe Haldeman advice on #writing. #quotes