Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nonfiction

Voice isn't just important in fiction--nonfiction writing has voice, too.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Personalizing a Query

Making an agent query personal is more than getting the name right (though that helps a lot).

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2017/06/how-to-personalize-query-letter.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Imagery

Sometimes the use of imagery in your description can add to your story, but sometimes it's just overkill.

https://kidlit.com/2017/05/29/imagery-description-useful-overkill/

Monday, September 18, 2017

Paths to Publication

There are many ways to achieve your dream of having a book out in the world.

https://www.janefriedman.com/key-book-publishing-path/

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Believable Characters

If your readers believe in your characters, you'll win them over.

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-tips-creating-believable-characters-win-readers

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Synopses

Use this handy cheat technique to take the pain out of writing your synopsis.

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/a-cheats-guide-to-writing-a-synopsis/

Friday, September 15, 2017

Picture Book Revision

Here are some common picture book problems and the solutions to them.

http://www.writingforchildrenandteens.com/revision/revision-9-1-1-for-fiction-picture-books/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Do you need an agent?

How to decide if an having an agent is for you. (It IS for me!)

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2017/04/do-i-need-agent.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time and Place

It's important to ground your young adult characters in a specific time and place.

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/editors-pick-ya-fiction/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Revise and Resubmit

What does it really mean when an agent or editor sends you a revise and resubmit request?

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/literary-agent-intern-tracy-golds-step.html#more