1. Write your story: Focus on setting, plot, character development, etc.
2. Join a writing group: Try to get constructive criticism and feedback from your peers.
3. Hire a developmental editor and/or a copy editor: Make sure your manuscript is polished.
4. Draft your query letter and synopsis: Spend some time condensing your 100 page manuscript into 1-2 pages.
5. Critique your query letter and synopsis: Hire someone to analyze your pitch and whether or not you immediately grab the reader’s attention.
6. Submit your query, synopsis, and manuscript to publishers: Purchase the ‘Guide to Literary Agents’ in order to research publishers in your specific genre.
Issue #2: A traditional school setting often isn’t enough for students who have disabilities or those that fail to conform to the K-12 system.
Tip #2: Hire a tutor that can provide one-on-one instruction for your child. They can tailor assignments and lessons specific to their learning style.
Society fails to address many educational issues, leaving families very vulnerable.
Issue #1: One major issue in our educational system is illiteracy and lack of reading. Many children are reluctant to read because they either struggle decoding words or they find that the material is boring. Parents need to build reading into their child’s daily regimen. Start off by encouraging your child to read at least 15 minutes per day. Overtime, increase it to an hour per day. Before you know it, your child will be reading one book per week.
Tip #1: Make sure to purchase high interest, educational, humorous and inspiring literature that encourages your child to turn off the television and pick up a book.
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