Thursday, May 31, 2012

Novels in Verse

Here's a list of middle grade and young adult novels written in verse.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Writing a Series

Maybe you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Editing Clauses

How to protect yourself from having your work edited without your approval.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mass Market vs. Trade

What's the difference between mass market and trade books?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Revise and Resubmit

What should you do after you receive a revise and resubmit request from an agent or editor?

Friday, May 25, 2012

GLBT Books

Look on the left column on Lee Wind's blog for a list of books with gay teen themes and/or characters.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Looking for an Agent

How to search for an agent and what questions to ask when he/she calls.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Perfect Plot

Author Linda Joy Singleton tells how to create the perfect plot.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Independent Editors

How to choose an independent editor and avoid getting scammed.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Manuscript Blindness

You need to let your manuscript rest before you revise, or you'll miss changes that need to be made.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Creative Writing Degrees

How to you choose the best BFA/MFA program?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Humor in Multi-cultural Books

Why aren't there more funny multi-cultural books?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Picture Book or Magazine Story

What's the difference and how to tell which one you've written.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Next Books

What if your agent doesn't like your next book?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tightening Your Manuscript

Simple tips to cut thousands of words.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Legal Information

The Publishing Law Center site provides legal information for the publishing community.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Read Aloud Books

Here's a list of books (plus another list of ones missing from the first list) you should read to children by the age of 10.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Twitter Tools

Here are four (out of over a million) useful Twitter tools.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Popular Names

Search the social security database for popular first names by year of birth.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Perfected Your First Page

Here are three exercises to make your first page shine.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Reversion Clauses

It's important that you have a non-ambiguous reversion of rights clause in your contract.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Guest Posts

Writing guest posts on other peoples' blogs may be the most effect social media effort you can do to sell more books.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Conference Mistakes

Avoid making these common mistakes at your next writers' conference.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Exclusive Queries

Should you give an agent an exclusive on a query?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New MG/YA Agent

Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary is looking for mg and ya.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012