Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Scenes that Matter

 Make sure that every scene in your book carries its weight.

https://writersinthestormblog.com/2022/07/diamonds-in-the-rough-draft/

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Copywrite Claims Board

 There a new way to dispute a copywrite infringement--the copywrite claims board.

https://writerbeware.blog/2022/06/17/the-copyright-claims-board-a-new-option-for-copyright-disputes/


Monday, August 15, 2022

Research Tips

 If you're writing historical fiction (or nonfiction!), you need to do a lot of research.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/5-research-tips-for-writing-historical-fiction

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Building Scenes

 Don't just build scenes around the information your want to impart to your readers.

https://nathanbransford.com/blog/2022/07/dont-build-scenes-around-the-information-you-think-you-need-to-impart

Friday, August 12, 2022

Portfolios

 If you're an illustrator or an author/illustrator, you'll need a portfolio of your work.

https://literaticat.tumblr.com/post/678290959790915584/does-an-author-illustrator-portfolio-need-to

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Junior Agents and Editors

 Agents and editors just starting out are often looking for manuscripts and will soon be senior people.

https://bookendsliterary.com/why-we-need-to-support-junior-editors-and-agents/

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wordiness in Picture Books

 Here are some tips to eliminate excessive words in your picture book (or novels, for that matter).

https://www.goodstorycompany.com/blog/wordiness-in-picture-books

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Checkov's Gun

 If you introducce an item (Checkov's gun) or a person early in your book, that item or person must be important before the book ends.

https://blog.reedsy.com/chekhovs-gun/

Monday, August 8, 2022

Publishing Timeline

 Why does it take so long to publish a book?

https://countercraft.substack.com/p/why-does-it-take-so-long-to-publish