Publishing? How? Just as in any other profession, you have to learn the ropes. But there’s no reason not to start now. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes did it. So did Christopher Paolini. Learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication, how to pitch to an editor or agent and how to begin building your publishing resume. Teenage Novelist: Plotting & Scheming, Scenes & Dreams and Novel Revision recommended but not required as companion classes if you are serious about publishing.