Wednesday links: Putting your book to bed and types of agents

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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On the day of my brother’s wedding

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Denie and Kaleigh’s wedding was a long time coming. They started dating in high school, almost a decade ago. They moved in together four years ago. They got engaged in December of 2014.

And they got married this past July.

 

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Everyone knew it was coming, and everyone was ecstatic to celebrate with them. We even had family drive up from Iowa for the weekend.

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Denie and his groomsmen weren’t entirely happy that I was taking pictures of them as they were getting ready, but they put up with me well enough. Though I think that was only because I was there on Kaleigh’s request.

Regardless, I got some nice photos that morning, and a few others throughout the rest of the day.

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They asked that people not take pictures during the ceremony, which I think was a wonderful idea. Sure, it meant I missed out on getting that first kiss on film (er… memory card). But it also meant that the photographer they hired could do her job properly.

She didn’t have to scramble to adjust her settings because of other people’s flashes.

She didn’t have to work around other people standing in the aisle to get pictures of Kaleigh walking down the aisle.

And she didn’t have to worry about the possibility of a sea of cameras and cell phones in the background of her pictures.

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When all was said and done, it was a beautiful day. I couldn’t have been happier to welcome Kaleigh, officially, to our family.

I know she and Denie have a long life of happiness ahead of them.

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Wednesday links: Character arcs

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan

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Have you ever heard about a book or series and just knew, instantly, that you’d love it? And yet, afterward, it took you forever to finally get it? It would be on the back of your mind, but you wouldn’t go out of your way for it. You’d watch for it when shopping, ask for it as a gift, but somehow you couldn’t seem to find it or convince anyone to find it for you.

Up until about two months ago, that was my experience with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan. I wanted to read the books, I was sure I would love them, but it took me years to actually get them.

Once I did get my hands on them… well, needless to say, it didn’t take me long to dive in.

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Wednesday links: Hybrid authors

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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