Monday, February 28, 2011


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Point of View

Here's a detailed explanation which uses the Hansel and Gretal story as examples.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Search Engine Optimization

How to help Google and other search engines find your site.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The F-Bomb

Should you use swear words in your young-adult novel?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earning Out Your Advance

What does this mean and is your career doomed if you don't earn out.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


How great rhythm leads to great read alouds.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Links to resources for writers about taxes.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Introducing Your MC

Some dos and don'ts to introduce your protagonist.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Early Readers

Author Grace Ling tells why they're not an "easy readers."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Agency Agreements

What to expect when you sign with an agent.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Using a plot board to lay out your story.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Distributing ARCs

How to distribute electronic ARCs (advanced reader copy) of your upcoming title.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


What not to do if you want to keep your novel moving along.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blog Comments

Read the post and the other people's comments before you respond.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Choose a title that will make kids want to pick up your book.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Here's a great list of sound words with (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) descriptions.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rule of Twenty

You need to reach the twentieth idea before you get to original ones.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chapter Endings

How to end your chapters so your book will be a pageturner.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kill Your Characters

If you have characters who aren't pulling their weight, kill them off.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Creating Book Trailers

A simple overview, including what software you need, of how to create a trailer.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Seven reasons not to have a prologue and two reasons to have one.