THINGS AN AUTHOR DOES BESIDES WRITE
  1. Plan presentations and assemble the needed materials

  1. Make presentations

  1. Register for a writing conference and prepare writing samples for a critique

  1. Go to writing conferences, meet editors, and take notes

  1. Do research in the library, at a museum, on the Internet, or through an interview

  1. Go to writers' critique group

  1. Revise a manuscript, based on the critique group's suggestions or my own sense of what is "not right"

  1. Send personal information to any media outlet that wants to feature me and my work, or might want to

  1. Do book signings in bookstores and book festivals

  1. Plan and develop various publicity materials: posters, cards, flyers

  1. Read books, magazines, and newsletters about writing

  1. Record information that might have usefulness down the line in my writer's notebook

13. Study book markets, write query letters, submit manuscripts for possible publication
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