Thursday, June 30, 2011

Novels in Verse

How to decide if writing in verse is right for your novel.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Deciding to Move on from a Manuscript

Is it time to admit that your manuscript might never be published and move on?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Choosing a Title

Here's a handy mnemonic to help you choose a good title.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


How to request a back of book blurb.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Agency Agreements

What you should look for in your contract with an agent.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Some great tips on how to write a synopsis.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Overexpressed Emotions

More is not always better when you're showing your character's emotions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New MG/YA Agent

Judith Engracia is a new literary assistant at Liza Dawson Associates and is looking for middle-grade and young adult novels.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New MG/YA Agent

Lauren Ruth has joined Bookends and is looking for middle-grade and young adult manuscripts, in addition to books for adults.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Microsoft Word Formats

Why you submit your manuscript as a .doc and not a .docx document.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

When Your Agent Doesn't Like Your Next Book

Some suggestions on how to handle this unfortunately situation.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Readings

How to find and work with a venue for your book reading.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fantasy Writing Tips

Author Bruce Coville gives tips for fantasy writers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Traditional Publishing

Ten things to like about traditional publishing.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Agent Myths

Make sure you don't honor these myths about agents.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

When You Should Set Your Story in the Past

Don't just do it so you can eliminate modern-day technology.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What Does an Agent Do?

It isn't just reading books all day long.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Value of Traditional Publishers

What does a traditional publisher do for you?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Blog, forum, and reading lists about GLBT characters in young adult novels.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Online Marketing

Don't miss the opportunity to market through these sites.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

First Drafts

What to worry about and what to ignore.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

After Your Novel is Finished

Author Elana Johnson has written a free ebook about your next steps.!query-to-the-call

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Debut Novels

What can you reasonable expect from your debut novel?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


How to move your character from scene to scene without confusing or boring your reader.