Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jewish Children's Books

The Whole Megillah is a helpful resource for writers of Jewish-themed content for young readers.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sales Kits and Co-op

How your publisher sells your book to bookstores.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010


Questions to ask about the setting of your book.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fiction Basics

Notes from a class taught by author Jennifer Crusie.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Multi-Book Deals

One thing to watch out for in your contract.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Picture Book of the Day

Author Anastasia Suen chooses picture books to highlight.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Query Stages

Guidelines to manage the five stages of querying.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Editor Profiles

Harold Underdown profiles editors and their houses.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Links to blogs containing tips for crafting characters.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Publishers Weekly News Blog

Keep up with the latest news from the publishing industry.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blogger Book Reviewers

Anastasia Suen provides a list of bloggers who review kids' books.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Agent Move

Michelle Andelman has joined Regal Literary, representing middle-grade and young-adult authors, as well as author/illustrators of picture books and graphic novels.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

School Visits - Why Bother?

Author Verla Kay tells why you should do them.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Line Editing

Ten steps to tighten up your prose and improve your final product.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Why you might (or might not) need a prologue.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Hero's Journey

Descriptions of the many steps of the hero's journey.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Query Fails

Examples of what not to do in a query letter.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Marketing Ideas

How to make your book live in readers' awareness and keep it that way.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Twitter Hashtags

40 writer-related twitter hashtags.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Readers and Self-Publishing

A Salon article on what self-publishing means to us as readers.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Writing Secrets

Author Ami Hendrickson shares twenty lessons she's learned along the way.

Monday, July 5, 2010

First Pages

What agents do and don't want to see in a first page.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Word Frequency

See if you're overusing certain words by creating a word cloud.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lead Titles

What does it mean if your book is a lead title on a publisher's list?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hero's Journey

What are the steps for a classic hero's journey story?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Comments

What's the best way to get people to post comments on your blog?