Friday, January 30, 2015

Creative Nonfiction

Even though a picture book is nonfiction, it should still have a story arc.

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2014/11/true-story-picture-books-or-creative.html

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Public Speaking

Here are some hints to help you survive public speaking at an event.

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/11/3-tricks-surviving-public-speaking-event/

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Submission

What actually happens when your agent says your book is "on submission."

http://literaticat.blogspot.com/2014/11/an-epic-post-about-submission-process.html

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Legal Music

Don't violate another artist's copyright when you create your book trailer.

http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

Monday, January 26, 2015

Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes

How to make your young adult LGBTQ characters fully realized instead of being stereotypes.

http://www.malindalo.com/2010/06/avoiding-lgbtq-stereotypes-in-ya-fiction-part-5-resources/

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Picture Book Structure

Having an idea for your picture book is just the beginning.

http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/pub/PrairieWind/?p=592

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Heroes

Ten reasons why your hero needs flaws.

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/12/10-reasons-hero-needs-flaws/

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Close Third Person

How far is the psychic distance in your third person novel?

http://tamimoore.com/2010/close-third-person-point-of-view/

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Historical Novels

How much history should you put in your book to keep it a novel and not a textbook?

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-much-history-in-your-historical.html