Saturday, January 21, 2017

When Your Agent Says, "No"

Your agent is not going to love every manuscript you send, so what should you do if it's a pass.

https://project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogspot.com/2016/11/when-your-agent-says-no-by-hilary-wagner.html

Friday, January 20, 2017

Slang and Jargon

The judicious use of slang and jargon will make your dialogue more authentic.

http://annerallen.com/slang-jargon-insider-lingo-11-ways-to-find/

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Communicating With Your Editor

To make the most of your author-editor relationship, you need to have good communication between the two of you.

http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/seven-do-s-and-don-ts-of-constructive-communication-with-your

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Agent Search

Here are some questions to ask yourself as you begin your search for an agent.

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2016/10/that-perennial-agent-question-plus-book.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Word Count Trackers

If you want to keep track of how many words you've written each day, there's software to help.

https://writersrumpus.com/2016/12/16/need-a-word-count-tracker/

Monday, January 16, 2017

Don't Rush Revising

When it comes to revision, it's important to take your time.

http://kidlit.com/2016/12/12/rushing-through-revision/

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Endings

Your endings should make your readers say, "wow!"

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/how-to-write-endings-that-wow/

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Editorial Letter

The first step after receiving an editorial letter is to take a deep breath.

http://writerunboxed.com/2016/12/04/the-dreaded-editorial-letter/

Friday, January 13, 2017

Acknowledgements

Follow this checklist so you don't miss anyone in your acknowledgements pages.

http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2016/11/30/acknowledgements-checklist/

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Series

Writing a book series is more than simply having multiple books about the same characters.  \

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2016/11/writing-series-is-more-than-just-common.html