Friday, October 31, 2014

Dialogue

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

http://write2ignite.com/2014/09/10/14-tips-for-writing-believable-kids-dialogue/

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chapter Titles

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

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/09/chapter-titles.html

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Authors and Editors

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

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/09/guest-blog-post-author-editor.html

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pacing

When should you speed up or slow down your story? 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/09/pacing-when-to-slow-it-down-and-when-to.html

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Opening Chapter

Ten things your opening chapter should do. 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2013/06/10-things-your-opening-chapter-should.html

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Character Based Plotting

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

http://pcwrede.com/character-based-plotting-not/

Friday, October 24, 2014

Symbolism

There are many ways to incorporate symbolism into your story. 

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/07/5-important-ways-use-symbolism-story/

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scene Breaks

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

http://nelsonagency.com/the-pesky-scene-break/

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prologues

Not all prologues are created equal. 

http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/4-types-of-prologues/

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shorter is Sweeter

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

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2014/09/shorter-really-is-sweeter/