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On Writing - Getting Published by mree On Writing - Getting Published by mree
Edit: Part II (How to Get a Literary Agent) is now up. :) [link]

I've never seen a writing tutorial on dA (or at least run into one....I'm sure there must be some out there), especially not one covering how to get one's writing published. Also, since I've been getting a ton of questions about this process, I thought the best way would be to make a tutorial. Pardon the randomness of this.......I know this probably doesn't apply to a LOT of people, as it only targets those who are interested in publishing a novel. Still, I hope it's helpful to some of you out there! This info is still kind of obscure to find, although there are a lot of books out now that talk specifically about how to get your novel into the hands of literary agents and publishers. You can find these books often in their own section at Barnes & Noble, or if you search online for them. Many published authors also have how-to sections on their websites dedicated to aspiring writers.

Again, random I know......... This is Part I of a series, although I don't know how many it'll take to get the info across. You could write a million pages about the process and still not finish. O__O I'm just covering the general information, the essentials that anyone would need to know when just starting out. If you're writing a novel and want to be published, I hope this helps! Thanks, and if you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them in my current journal. That way, other people with the same question can see the answer. Thanks again. :heart: :heart:

(Note: Just for anyone who is curious, I like writing fantasy stories. :) )
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On Writing - Getting Published is the perfect tutorial for writers who want to publish, but don't know how. =mree takes you through the history of publishing to how to get an agent, without boring you for a second. Don't miss the tips and warnings against scam artists, and then proceed to the next part of her guide (link in the artist's comments) for more information. ( Featured by LawrenceDeDark )
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PHarold Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making these tutorials simple, to the point  and pointing out mistakes anyone can make!
thank you also for pointing out the scam artists too! 
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NICK-XMG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
cool
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VampObsessed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read your tips after I finished my book this past summer. This along with a thousand other articles on publishing. This was by far one of the best. And on a side note, I just signed a contract. My novel is due to be published by the end of 2013. It's an unconventional fantasy as my editor likes to classify it. :D Thanks!
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ShayLaLaLooHoo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no idea how to access this. All I'm seeing is the picture.
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franny123 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Download it. :D
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ShayLaLaLooHoo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, duh. Stupid me. Thanks!
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thetrueCrystalVixen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hopefully I can be a writer X3 knowing my luck I get hit by a bus a week after publishing a book
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RebbleDiamonds Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the tutorial won't open! it's just a picture :(
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JustinB4Eva Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
OH! I didn't realize at first, I had to click on Download to read it! :ohmygod:
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cristinawriter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Terrific news Brennan! Good for you!!
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cristinawriter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Hello everyone! Just joined this site and I`m very happy about it! Nice to meet you!!
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SilverRosess Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A Publisher contacted me two days ago.
They want to publish my novel!
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WrittenRevolt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
This has been added to #theWrittenRevolution's Resources for Aspiring Authors. :salute:
:hug: Thanks for creating it.
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hoppypoppy134 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is very useful! I love to write. I like writing fantasy stories as well
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LuciferxFatality666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Hey uhm I can't read the thing all I see is the image, what do I do?
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mree Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Click "Download" in the top right-hand bar. :)
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LuciferxFatality666 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
ah okies thanks
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wolf-girl87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was extremely useful. A lot to read, but useful and will come in handy. I'll read part two tomorrow, after I get some sleep.
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keyandheart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get the turoriLl Because i can only get the title image. :S
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mree Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Click the "Download" button to the right of the image. :)
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keyandheart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, thankyou :)
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Hmm, so do we download that for the info I guess? I've actually self-published my book, but still have more to do later - and was just curious! Never hurts to take a look, even if it's stuff I've seen before, you never know if there's somethin' new! :meow:
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Thelastuchiha17 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I love to write fatasy books too! i'm writing one right now and hoping to get it published, i want to be an author...
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MeowingWolf200 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Might have to use this for future reference!
I hope to get one of my stories finished and published one day ^.^
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Cheshire-Kitty65 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I'm (starting high school next year hehe) looking to be a writer. I love to write, and am seriously working on something I want to be published. Hopefully I can use this to help me once I get out of college. or in college for that matter :)
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Sakura-Martinez Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this.
Very helpful and informative indeed.
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Stride-Away-Stables Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making these. I'm pretty young, so I dout my idea's would ever be accepted or even looked at, but there's hope in trying, right? :D
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mree Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Don't worry about how young you are--you are never too young to get published! :) I just heard of a recent deal with a 17-year old girl named Kody Keplinger who got a big deal at auction for her first novel, The DUFF. There are a lot of very young published, good writers out there, so never fear.
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Thank you very much for the easy-to-follow info on this tutorial. I've always loved to write down stories. This will be put to good use.
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Kuruizaki Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is really helpful. Thanks!
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Heartofsilverglass Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is useful! I can't wait to fav it!
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elohcin111 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for posting this!!! I`m a aspiring writer so this helps a ton. thanks
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WillowWindSong Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this info will help greatly! Thank you for putting this on DA!
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johnsmith236 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for putting this up. It's really helpful. =)
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KnightSkyy Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
This was very informative, thank you very much. :D
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x--Lurid--x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Can I link to this in [link] ? I will give you full credit, I just want to make it easier for people to find the writing help they are looking for.
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Zee63 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well dang, the book I'm writing and an hoping to get published is already over 120,000 words, but someone is bound to like it, right?
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dragonrebornalthor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
OMG I LOVE THE RANDOM TERRY GOODKIND FACT IN THERE!! HE'S MY FAVORITE, IT'S HARD NOT TO LIKEHIM AND I'D PAY IN ADVANCE FOR HIM TOO.
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taytaybee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've written 15 books and is hoping to get them published. this helps alot, thanks!
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Panda-Bear-Hug-XD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, when you said the TV, video games, etc. were powerful rivals for writing, it reminded me about how book chapters are getting shorter and more astericks and page breaks with other symbols in them are being used to put the writing in even smaller chunks.

Thank you, this is very useful!
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ArtKnife-Inc Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Again, thank you. I read the second before this one... lol.

But seriously, thank you. This is help a lot.

Good luck with your publication.

^_^ *faved*
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Adrizzle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I love you for this.
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RoseBeautyMagic416 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
I really appreciate that you made and put this up here. I really want to write novels someday. So I appreciate it.
Thank you
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Bikkushii Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Writer
Thanks for taking the time to go into such details - your a star :)
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elvenlass Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Thank you very much, this tutorial is very helpful.
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lemurkat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Useful advice. Are you published?
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Graywolff12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you are good at this, truly! I'm certain this is very useful information!
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squanpie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, not only is it clear and usefull (if I ever get anywhere near that far), but also very pretty looking! :aww:
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