Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Building an Author Website

Follow these ten detailed steps, and you'll end up with an author website. #KidLitTips

http://thewritepractice.com/building-an-author-website/

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Freelance Editors

Do you need to hire a freelance editor to get published? #KidLitTips

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/freelance-editors-fit-todays-publishing-landscape

Monday, November 20, 2017

Writing STEM Picture Books

This handout from Melissa Stewart gives links to many resources on writing picture books about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). #KidLitTips

http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2017/07/scbwi-handout-writing-stem-picture-books.html

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Social Media Mistakes

Ten things you shouldn't do on social media. #KidLitTips

https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-mistakes

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Picture Book Tips

If you're new to writing picture books, you'll find these ten tips helpful to get you started. #KidLitTips

https://nowastedink.com/2017/06/21/infographic-brainstorming-plans-for-writers/

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Brainstorming

There are many ways to brainstorm ideas, and this infographic shows some of them. #KidLitTips

https://nowastedink.com/2017/06/21/infographic-brainstorming-plans-for-writers/

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Attending a Conference

Ways to keep your conference experience in perspective. #KidLitTips

https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/5-tips-for-conference-attendees-by-jennifer-reinharz/

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Character Description

Stephen King gives six tips for describing your characters. #KidLitTips

http://thewritepractice.com/character-description/?hvid=1QVCbJ

Monday, November 13, 2017

Writing Picture Books

Here are twelve lessons from Josh Funk on how to write picture books. #KidLitTips

https://www.joshfunkbooks.com/resources-for-writers

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Getting Published

Here's an overview of the steps you need to follow to get your book published. #KidLitTips

https://www.janefriedman.com/start-here-how-to-get-your-book-published/

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Revise and Resubmit

Now that you've received a request to revise and resubmit, what should you do? #KidLitTips

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/literary-agent-intern-tracy-golds-step.html#.WfTxk2hSxlZ

Friday, November 10, 2017

Make Your Writing More Visual

Help your readers visualize your story by using these tips to make your writing more visual. #KidLitTips

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/4-reasons-written-fiction-must-visual/#

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What Does an Agent Do?

Everything! An agent does much more for your writing career than getting a publication contract. #KidLitTips

https://cleliagore.com/2016/03/17/the-many-roles-of-an-agent/

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Theme

The theme is the underlying meaning of your story. #KidLitTips

http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/06/theme-the-marrow-of-your-story/

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Researching an Agent

Not every agent will be a good fit for you and your writing. #KidLitTips

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2017/06/how-to-research-literary-agent.html

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Starting a Blog

How to launch a blog with your book in mind. #KidLitTips

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Flashbacks

When you have a switch in time in your novel, it's not always a flashback.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Blurbs

Don't waste your one chance of getting a blurb before you have a contract for your book. 

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2017/09/4-reasons-asking-for-blurbs-before-you.html

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Out of Your Control

There are many parts of the publishing journey that are completely out of your control.

http://dankoboldt.com/author-control-in-publishing/

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Permissions

When do you need permission to quote someone in your writing, and how do you go about getting it? 

https://www.janefriedman.com/sample-permission-letter/