Saturday, March 31, 2012

Don't Overshare

Some things to think about when using social media.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tips on Your Publishing Journey

Author Natalie Whipple shares what she would have done differently.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Things you should know about Pinterest.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

School Visits

Some tips from author Debbie Dadey on how to make them less horrifying.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Revision and Rewriting

Revising is more than just polishing your writing.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Author-Agent Agreements

Here are a few things to look for in your agreement.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Picture Book Agents

Not all agents represent picture books. Here's a list of some that do.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to Annoy Your Reader

Don't do these things or you'll pull the reader out of the story.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Automatic Manuscript Rejections

If you do any of the following, you risk having your manuscript immediately rejected.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Genre Novel Names and Nouns

Here's some great advice about naming characters and other nouns in your world-built novel.

Friday, March 16, 2012

After Signing Your Contract

Do these things right away, while you have time and before you forget.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rewriting vs. Revising

Is it enough to just change a word here and there or should you be typing material in from scratch?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Radio Interviews

Practical suggestions for making the most of a radio or podcast interview.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Pitch

Simple advice on how to approach and editor/agent pitch at a conference.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inner Thoughts

How do you punctuate inner dialog and what tense should you use?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Agent Follow-Ups

Should your agent follow-up on submissions to editors?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Editorial Process

A quick peek at what happens editorially after your manuscript is acquired.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Categorized Picture Books

Are you looking for a picture book on a specific topic?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Questions From Agents

What might an agent want to know about you when he/she makes the call.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Selling Poetry

Advice on how to sell poetry.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012


Especially with nonfiction, you may be asked to give a competitive titles.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blog Analytics

How to figure out who is reading your blog.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

How to Impress an Agent

Thirteen tips to put your best foot forward.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Trailer

How to make your own book trailer.