Friday, October 20, 2017

Your Writing Voice

You may have the greatest story, but it always comes back to your writing voice.  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Unanticipated Sequels

If your lucky enough to be asked to write a sequel, even if you hadn't planned for one, here are some suggestions. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/tips-writing-sequel-didnt-originally-plan-write-sequel

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Distant Settings

If you're setting your novel in a faraway land, you want to make sure you get all the details correct. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/tips-writing-distant-lands-fiction

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Building an Author Website

Even if you're not tech savvy, you CAN and should build a simple author website. 

http://thewritepractice.com/building-an-author-website/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Scene or Summary?

In most cases (but not all), it's better to write a scene than to summarize the action. 

http://inventingrealityeditingservice.typepad.com/inventing_reality_editing/2016/10/opt-for-scene-over-summary-when-writing-stories.html


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Improve Your Query Letters

Follow these simple hints to make your query letter stronger. 

https://www.janefriedman.com/improve-your-query-letter/

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Supporting Authors

There are many ways to support your fellow authors in addition to buying their books.

http://drawntopicturebooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/child-literature-support-by-jason.html?m=1

Friday, October 13, 2017

Critique Group Hints

One way to make your critique group stronger is to name it. (Shout out to my own group, the Squirrel Girls.)

https://scbwikitetales.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/the-power-of-pen-ultimate-4-critique-group-tips/amp/

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Photos for Nonfiction

In many cases, your nonfiction book will use photos instead of illustrations, and it's up to you to find them. 

http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2017/03/behind-books-finding-photos-for.html

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Twitter Handle

Here are some reasons you should use your name (or a variation, such as adding books) as your handle on twitter. 

https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/two-reasons-to-use-your-official-author-name-on-twitter/