Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reading Your First Draft

Before you can revise your first draft, you have to read it.  #KidLitTips

http://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/reviewing-the-first-draft-how-to-read-your-own-novel/

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Strengthening Your Writer's Voice

We always hear that agents and editors are looking for a great voice, but how do you write that?  #KidLitTips

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/excerpts/writing-voice-tools

Monday, December 11, 2017

Young Adult Marketing

Young adults are choosing their own books, so you have to reach them where they are--on social media. #KidLitTips

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2017/07/promote-young-adult-novel-social-media/

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Picture Book Agents

Over 170 agents who accept picture books, including my own Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris at the Liza Royce Agency. #KidLitTips

https://sharischwarz.wordpress.com/picture-book-agents/

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Author Websites

These should appear somewhere on your author website homepage. #KidLitTips

https://www.janefriedman.com/author-website-homepage/

Friday, December 8, 2017

Endings

There are four classic ways to end a story. #KidLitTips

http://thewritepractice.com/how-to-end-a-story/?hvid=1DD3tE

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nonfiction Mistakes

You'll want to avoid these nine mistakes when writing nonfiction. #KidLitTips

http://www.writerstreasure.com/nine-fiction-writing-mistakes/

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Revise and Resubmit

What's involved when an agent requests a revise and resubmit, and how long can/should you take? #KidLitTips

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/elements-revise-resubmit-request-agent

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Point of View

It's important to choose the point of view that best serves your story. #KidLitTips

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/point-view-important-novel-writers

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dialogue

Here are five common, but easy to make, dialogue mistakes. #KidLitTips

http://www.septembercfawkes.com/2017/08/5-most-common-mistakes-with-dialogue.html