Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Scenes that Matter

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Copywrite Claims Board

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

Monday, August 15, 2022

Research Tips

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

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?