Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hook Your Readers

Twelve tips to writing an opening that will pull in your readers. 

https://insights.bookbub.com/start-novel-bang-hook-readers/

Friday, July 20, 2018

Is Your Work Any Good?

How can you tell if your work is ready to submit? 

https://rachellegardner.com/how-do-you-know-if-your-work-is-any-good/

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Will Your Idea Be Stolen?

If you submit your work to agents and editors, how can you be sure they won't steal your idea? 

https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/ask-dianne-10/

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Book Readings

There's more to a book reading than just reciting the words on a page. 

http://writerunboxed.com/2018/06/01/how-to-perform-not-just-read-your-work-in-front-of-audiences/

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Emotional Meaning

Make your readers care about your characters by layering emotional meaning into them.

https://kidlit.com/2018/06/04/writing-emotional-meaning/

Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Sales

What constitutes "good sales," and how are sales tracked? 

https://electricliterature.com/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-book-sales-but-were-afraid-to-ask-1fe6bc00aa2d

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Novel Perspectives

Consistency is the key when choosing your novel's tense and point of view. 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-novel-perspectives

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Co-Authoring

There's no one right way to write a book with another author. 

http://booksbywomen.org/the-art-of-co-authoring/

Friday, July 13, 2018

Switching from Self-Publishing to Traditional

If you self-publish first, you can still traditionally publish later titles. 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/how-to-make-the-leap-from-self-publishing-to-traditional-publishing

Great Dialogue

Here are some hints to make your dialogue sound authentic to your characters. 

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/06/all-about-dialogue-lori-freeland/