Monday, February 18, 2019

Who's Reading Your Social Media?

From agents to readers, booksellers to reviewers--your social media reaches many people. 

http://bookendsliterary.com/2019/01/16/social-media-for-authors-2/

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Children's Book Publishers

You don't need an agent to submit your kidlit manuscript to these publishers. 

http://www.karlingray.com/blog/posts/23896

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Social Media

The best way for you handle social media depends upon you, your book, and your audience. 

https://jesskeating.com/for-writers/jess-keating-playbook/

Friday, February 15, 2019

Video Trailers

This video gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own iMovie video trailer for your book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by_o10yv_IU&fbclid=IwAR22dVci7uTkdOZR-J2s7IU7TJLRli1HGVBr5Uyilyd6ZEPUADNtdQl_JqI

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Chapter Book Blueprints

Here is a chapter by chapter list of what should be happening for different length chapter books. 

https://writersrumpus.com/2013/11/15/chapter-book-blueprints/

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SCBWI Grants and Awards

SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) offers more than 30 grants and awards for its members. 

http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-scbwi-offers-more-than-30-grants.html

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

ARCs and F&Gs

What exact are ARCs and F&Gs, and how are they used? 

http://literaticat.tumblr.com/post/182322011020/hello-there-what-is-an-arc-what-are-fgs-what#_=_

Monday, February 11, 2019

Author Websites

Why do you need an author website and what should it include? 

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/01/16/the-importance-of-having-a-well-designed-author-website/

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sentence Structure

Don't bore your readers by using the same sentence structure over and over again. 

http://blog.janicehardy.com/2019/01/how-to-avoid-repetitive-sentence.html


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Contests and Awards

You need to do your due diligence before entering your work into a contest or for an award. 

https://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/contests/

Friday, February 8, 2019

Wordpress Formatting

Since many kidlit websites and blogs are done with Wordpress, here's information about some new formatting options. 

https://writersinthestormblog.com/2019/01/new-and-mostly-improved-wordpress-formatting-options/

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Dialects and Accents

A little goes a long way when including dialects and accents into your character's speech. 

https://killzoneblog.com/2019/01/rendering-dialects-and-accents-in-dialogue.html

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Foreshadowing

How to foreshadow events to come in your novel without giving away too much. 

https://rachellegardner.com/writing-craft-foreshadowing/

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Kidlit Blogs

The top 100 blogs for children's books. 

https://blog.feedspot.com/childrens_book_blogs/

Monday, February 4, 2019

Twitter Author Platform

Whether you're new to Twitter or an experienced pro, here are some hint to promote you and your books. 

https://nowastedink.com/2019/01/11/using-twitter-for-your-author-platform/


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nonfiction Proposals

If you're writing a longer nonfiction book, you'll need to put together a proposal. 

http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2019/01/between-lines-nonfiction-proposal-by.html


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Crafting a Scene

Here are some things to consider when you're writing a scene. 

https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/01/all-important-considerations-when-crafting-a-scene/

Friday, February 1, 2019

Agent Etiquette

When you're querying agents, it helps to know the expected way to act in various situations. 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/a-guide-to-literary-agent-etiquette