Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Emotional Anticipation

Build tension to build your character's emotions. 

http://kidlit.com/2014/03/24/building-emotional-anticipation/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Picture Books

Author George Shannon blogs about all things picture book. 

http://georgeshannon.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Synopsis Checklist

Make sure your synopsis covers all these points before you send it out. 

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/synopsis-check-list/

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Middle Grade Nonfiction

Here are some tips for writing nonfiction for the middle-grade level. 

http://middlegrademarch.com/2014/03/23/writing-middle-grade-non-fiction-by-carmella-van-fleet/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Slush Pile

Here's how a first reader describes the reality of the slush pile.

http://katiaraina.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-realities-of-slush/

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inspired Openings

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. 

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/03/inspired-openings-make-your-first.html

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rhyming Nonfiction

Sometimes a poem is just what you need for your nonfiction topic. 

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2014/03/www-rhyme-nf.html

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Money

How much money can you really make as a children's book author? 

http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2014/03/laura-purdie-salas-talks-money-and.html