Monday, January 31, 2011

Picture Book Queries

How soon should you query with a new picture book?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Introduce Your Characters

Show them in action, in conflict, and involved in a mystery.

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Jewish Children's Books Imprint

In association with PJ Library, Marshall Cavendish has launched a new imprint, Shofar Books, specializing in Jewish-themed children's books.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tighten Your Writing

Ten easy suggestions to make your writing tighter.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jewish-Themed Books

Barb Krasner's Highlights Foundation course on writing children's books with Jewish themes.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Childrems' Agency

Marcia Wernick and Linda Pratt have opened a new agency to represent children's book writers from pb through ya.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011


What do agents/editors really mean in those rejection letters?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snowflake Method

A ten-step method to design a novel.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Writers' Toolbox

Collection of miscellaneous useful links for writers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Story Questionnaire

Answer these questions and your story will be well on its way.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Twitter Hashtags

Twitter hashtags related to writing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Posting Work Online

Should you post your manuscript online?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Writing Degrees

Types of degree programs, both online and on-campus.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Contract Cancellations

What would cause an editor or publisher to cancel your book contract?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Small Presses

What are the advantages in publishing with a small press?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Build Your Online Presence

Nathan Bransford gives tips on how to be successful online.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Conference Checklist

What to bring and what to leave home.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Writing Bible

What you need to document to keep everything consistent and on track in your novel.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Author Websites

How to make your website a place people will want to visit.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reversion of Rights

In this digital age, when is a book "out of print?"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Free Books for Low-income Teens

First Book Is Giving Away More Than 125,000 Books to Low-income Teens

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Synopsis Cheat Sheet

Answer these worksheet questions with complete sentences to create a one-page synopsis.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Amateur Writing Mistakes

These writing mistakes will scream "amateur" to an editor.