Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Piracy

What can you do about it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Marketing Your Book

An extensive list of links about marketing.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Why it's worthwhile to enter contests before you submit to agents and editors.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Writing Flaws

45 flaws described in detail that show your lack of storytelling experience.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Blog Comments

Why comments are important and how to generate more of them.

Friday, November 25, 2011

New YA Imprint

British Publisher, Angry Robot, will launch a new YA imprint, Strange Chemistry in September 2012.

Character Driven

Everyone seems to be looking for character driven picture books like these.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MG Marketing

Two things every MG author should do to publicize a book.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

School Visits

What mistakes do authors make in school visits?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

High Concept

What do editors and agents mean when they talk about "high concept?"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Book Release

A timeline for what you need to do in the months before your book's release.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Word Frequency

Here's an easy way to find out if you're overusing certain words.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Unpublished Writers

Does it make sense to blog before you're published?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Agent Search No-nos

Agent John Cusick tells what not to do when you're looking for an agents.

Monday, November 14, 2011

YA and First Person

Why is the first person POV the norm in YA?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ending Your Story

Sometimes all you need is to cut the last sentence, paragraph, or scene.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Picture Book Questions

Answers to many questions about getting your picture book published.

Friday, November 11, 2011

How to Get an Agent

Agent Jill Corcoran provides links to her posts on how to get an agent.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


How to get the most out of the largest reader social media site.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fear of Rejection

Some ideas to help you get past your fear of rejection and submit your manuscript .

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Redundant Phrases

Tighten your writing by eliminating these phrases.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Naming Your Characters

Here are some mistakes to avoid when you name your character.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Reconnecting With Your Work-in-Progress

Some tips to get you back on track after you've had to step away from your manuscript.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sales Data from Publishers

An interesting article about how the big three publishers will be sharing sales data with their authors.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Search Engine Optimization

As a writer, is it worth your while to try and improve your search engine results?