The most important part of writing and publishing a book is always whatever you are working on at the moment. Here's a guide to get you started.

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When "Tidying Up" aired early in January 2019 on Netflix, hordes of fans clamored for more of Marie Kondo's animism when dealing with all their "stuff." Kondo peddles the concept of perfect control over your things instead of letting your things control you. Writers, we can take a page out of Kondo's book.

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When writing your next villain, give him or her as detailed a backstory as your protagonist. TV's Buffy and Firefly provide some great examples of well-developed, three-dimensional villains to use as inspiration.

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Power moments in your story set up life-changing events and propel your story forward. Writing great dialogue often depends on the subtext you create in setting up these moments.

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Whether it's politics or religion, economic issues or social ones, writing about controversial topics can be challenging — but often very important — work. These tips can help you stay focused and persuasive.

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Finding new book buyers is the lifeline to long-term sales and revenue. Expand your audience by defining ancillary markets that want the information in your book.

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There is no one-size-fits-all marketing solution, but that doesn’t mean marketing your book is impossible. The media can still be a powerful partner, and here are five ways to get media coverage for your book.

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