Want to Publish a Book? Here’s How

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It’s quirkily written with lots of jokes, but don’t let that fool you: Delilah S. Dawson’s Terrible Minds guest post, “25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition,” is thorough, professional, and extremely helpful.

From advice to read a lot to drafting hints to help deciphering the correspondence of agents and editors, it’s all there.

Though Dawson mainly writes paranormal romance, her rules are a must-read for emerging writers in any genre.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →