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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Awards and School Visits

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Verse Novels

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How Many Queries

How many queries does it take to land an agent?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dialogue Tags

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

Monday, May 18, 2015


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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Conference Etiquette

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

Saturday, May 16, 2015


You can use Pinterest to increase interest in your book.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Inciting Incident

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Humor in Picture Books

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