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.

Friday, August 12, 2022


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

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.

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).

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.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Publishing Timeline

 Why does it take so long to publish a book?

Sunday, August 7, 2022

On and Off the Page

 How do you decide what events to put on the page in scenes and what to have off the page as narration?

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Boosting Writing Productivity

 One way to increase your writing output is to change where you're writing.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Lifelike Characters

 Here are some ideas about how to avoid filling your novel with cardboard characters.