Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Four Sentence Synopsis

That's all it takes to present the most important information about your manuscript.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blogger ARC Reviews

Get your advanced reader copy (ARC) into the hands of online book reviewers.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

From Idea to Story

Ten steps to turn your brainstorm into a viable manuscript concept.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010


Some points to remember if you're writing a series.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bookstore Chains

What happens if your book is not picked up by the biggies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Online Writing Conference Aug 10-12/2010

A free online conference for children's writers. Registration opens July 1.

World Building

It's not just for fantasy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Author/Illustrator Teams

Can you get a publication contract if you're an author and have collaborated on a picture book with an illustrator?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Agent

Amanda Luedeke joins MacGregor Literary and is looking for, among other genres, children's and young adult books.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Editor Cheryl Klein discusses how commas affect the rhythm of a sentence.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Style Sheets

Why you should have a style sheet for your novel even before it goes to copyediting.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Book Launches

Seven tips for throwing a great book launch.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Symbolism Thesaurus

This compilation of descriptions is organized by the specific message, feeling or idea they are meant to evoke.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Book Titles

Things to think about when you choose a title.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Social Media Tips

Kathy Temean gives 25 tips to get the most out of social media.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Newer vs. Established Agent

Agent Mary Kole discusses how an agent's experience might affect your choice of agent.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Revision Checklist

Detailed descriptions of 15 considerations when revising.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Grammar Help

The Grammar Girl website answers all your grammar, punctuation, word choice, and style questions.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


How to spot if you used too many words to write your book.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Stages of Revision

Author Natalie Whipple explains her revision process.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Promote your book through, goodreads, the largest social network for readers in the world.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Show Don't Tell

The authors of Self Editing for Fiction Writers explain how to do this.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Write Your A** Off Day

Devote a day (June 22, 2010) to writing and support free creative writing programs.