Thursday, May 25, 2017

How Much Is Luck?

Do you need to be lucky to be published and how can you make your own luck?

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/07/golden-oldie-luck-be-lady.html

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting an Agent

When it's time to get serious about finding an agent, these tips will help.

https://monicaclarkrobinson.com/2015/07/13/how-to-get-real-and-get-an-agent/

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nonfiction Picture Books

Use this form to guide your study of nonfiction picture books in order to improve your writing.

https://nancyisanders.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/nf-pb-journey-picture-book-rubric/

Monday, May 22, 2017

Writing and Money

Laura Purdie Salas shares how much money she makes as a children's book author.

https://mentorsforrent.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/how-much-money-does-a-writer-make-2016/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Picture Book Opening Lines

By studying opening lines of published books, you can learn what works and what doesn't.

http://www.reforemo.com/2017/03/reforemo-day-20-vivian-kirkfield-shares.html



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Core Problem

If your manuscript is missing a core problem, it's fatally flawed.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/03/10-questions-to-ask-before-you-accept-a-traditional-publishing-deal/

Friday, May 19, 2017

Publishing Deals

It's great that you were offered a publishing contract, but make sure there are no hidden gotchas.

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/03/10-questions-to-ask-before-you-accept-a-traditional-publishing-deal/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Query Tips

Fill in this formula with the specifics of your book to create your query.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Good Synopsis, Good Story

Writing the dreaded synopsis can actually help you write a better story.

http://bookendsliterary.com/2017/02/07/using-your-synopsis-to-improve-your-book/

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Skype Visits

Although this article is aimed at educators, it's helpful for authors to learn about doing Skype visits.

http://thebookingbiz.com/2017/03/benefits-skype-author-visits/