Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Multiple Points of View

If your story is told through the eyes of more than one character, you don't want to confuse your readers. 

https://nybookeditors.com/2016/09/write-novel-multiple-points-view/

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tension in Dialogue

Here are some hints on how to increase the tension in your your character, and hence your story, through dialogue. 

https://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/12/9-tension-building-elements-for-character-dialogue/

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bookstore Events

How to reduce the likelihood of a low turnout for your next bookstore event. 

https://careerauthors.com/stories-from-the-road/?fbclid=IwAR37zkp3BniiTV-pummeX-tzS7VzEmQvnc5HXyZCQpgWBhaBDh0YMhIgz0k

Saturday, January 12, 2019

holiday picture books

Here are some points to think about if you're writing a book with a tie-in to a specific holiday. 

https://groggorg.blogspot.com/2018/12/writing-holiday-picture-book-by.html?fbclid=IwAR2-TCq-K7k0-WrYjuDW68pzOr2Kys1FFG97S8GQNzdl315cpKFM3fJ_9cU

Friday, January 11, 2019

Critique Partner or Beta Reader

You need people to both look at your manuscript with a critical eye (critique partner) and to read it like a reader (beta reader).

https://www.bridgidgallagher.com/blog/127-the-difference-between-critique-partners-and-beta-readers-and-why-you-need-both

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Naming Characters

One of the fun parts of writing a story is choosing the perfect name for your character. 

https://electricliterature.com/how-to-give-your-characters-unforgettable-names-656abb1e260d

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Art Notes

Is that art note in your picture book manuscript really necessary? 

https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/ask-dianne-dealing-with-conflicting-informagtion-plus-book-winner-update/

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Revising Older Manuscripts

There's a lot you can learn when you revise manuscripts from when you were a newer writer. 

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/09/5-things-re-editing-your-older-work-can.html

Monday, January 7, 2019

Tension

Your book has no plot without tension, and here are some ways to add it while revising.

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2013/02/three-ways-to-add-tension-during.html

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Subrights

Here are examples of fair income splits between you and your publisher for subrights (audio, film, book club, etc.).

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/11/14/writing-tips-10-ways-to-fake-a-professional-edit/