5 Must-Have Tools for Your First Apartment (Guest Post)

5 Must-Have Tools for Your First Apartment (Guest Post)

By Alyssa Winters, blogger and writer

When you move into your first apartment, you’re suddenly on your own. There are so many things you must take care of by yourself. With all these new responsibilities and chores, you may be wondering: how can I make them easier?

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15 Questions to Ask Before Signing A Lease that You Haven’t Thought Of

15 Questions to Ask Before Signing A Lease that You Haven’t Thought Of

I’ve spent the last several weeks searching the web for questions to ask prospective landlords, but I have been thoroughly disappointed. Most of the lists I’ve found mention only obvious questions, or pose such weird questions that you’d sound completely silly asking a landlord them!

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How to Prepare to Move Out of Your Parents’ House

How to Prepare to Move Out of Your Parents’ House

If you’re thinking about moving out of your parents’ house, odds are there are a lot of big life changes coming your way soon. You probably just graduated from high school or college, just started working full-time, and you may or may not have a lot of financial experience.

And while I wouldn’t consider myself a prime financial advisor, I’m happy to share the steps my fiancé and I took in moving out of our parents’ homes and into one together.

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The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. But how can you make the most of your online persona?

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3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

If you’re in the process of getting your book published, odds are you’ve been looking for editors and agents to hire to get your manuscript up and running in the publishing world. And if you’ve done any research on the matter, you’ll know that a solid query letter is key to landing a good literary agent.

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When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline

When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline

It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal (or even publisher-induced) deadlines as a result.

Today, I’m going to work through a quite abbreviated timeline of the process leading up to hiring an editor for your manuscript. Of course, all of this is subjective—don’t be afraid to stray from this timeline if you find it doesn’t work for you!

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