Saturday, May 23, 2015

Extra Facts in Picture Books

Remember, in picture books, you can always show those fascinating facts in the illustrations or mention them in the back matter.

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2015/03/those-fascinating-facts-keep-or-cut/

Friday, May 22, 2015

Awards and School Visits

If your book receives awards, will that increase your school visit invitations?

http://coolschoolvisits.com/2015/04/30/will-awards-net-you-more-author-visit-invitations/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Verse Novels

Create an image system for novels in verse to tie together the plot and increase characterization.

http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=13068

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How Many Queries

How many queries does it take to land an agent?

http://writersrumpus.com/2015/04/24/how-many-queries-does-it-take-to-get-an-agent/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dialogue Tags

You don't need to use dialogue tags to indicate the speaker.  

http://io9.com/he-said-she-said-is-there-any-cooler-way-to-show-di-1686396684

Monday, May 18, 2015

Money

If you want to earn money as a writer, treat it the same as you would any other job.

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2015/04/do-you-want-to-earn-more-money-writing.html

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Conference Etiquette

Conference etiquette is the same as regular etiquette--don't be a jerk.

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/04/conference-etiquette-agents-in-wild.html

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pinterest

You can use Pinterest to increase interest in your book.

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2015/04/3-ways-to-use-pinterest-to-promote-your-book/

Friday, May 15, 2015

Inciting Incident

Everyone knows your book needs an inciting incident, but what does that really mean?

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/your-books-inciting-event-its-not-what-you-think-it-is/

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Humor in Picture Books

Use more than one type of humor in your picture book to maximize the funny,

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2015/03/look-whos-laughing-now-crossover-humour.html