Friday, October 31, 2014


How to make your dialogue sound as kids would really say those words.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chapter Titles

Your chapter titles can do more than just announce the next pages of your book.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Authors and Editors

How the author and editor partnership makes for a great book.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


When should you speed up or slow down your story?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Opening Chapter

Ten things your opening chapter should do.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Character Based Plotting

Do you need to fully know your character in order to plot your book?

Friday, October 24, 2014


There are many ways to incorporate symbolism into your story.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scene Breaks

Here are some things you need to think about when you transition to another scene.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Not all prologues are created equal.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shorter is Sweeter

When you write picture books, you need to pare the text to the bare minimum.