Thursday, December 13, 2018

Log Lines

Describing your entire story in one sentence will help you make sure you don't have a wandering plot.

https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/09/log-line/

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ignore This Advice

As writers, we receive a lot of advice, but some of it is bad and should be ignored. 

https://annerallen.com/2018/09/bad-advice-writers/

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Twitter Pitches

Twitter pitch parties have become increasingly common, but how do you choose the one that's right for you?

https://slushpilestory.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/most-popular-twitter-pitch-parties-for-writers/

Monday, December 10, 2018

Basics of Children's Book Publishing

Here's an insider's glimpse into what's involved in publishing children's books.

glimpse into the process behind publishing children’s books

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Meaningful Themes

Unifying your story around a meaningful theme will help it make a deeper connection with your readers. 

https://writerunboxed.com/2018/11/12/unifying-your-story-around-a-meaningful-theme/

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Prolific Writers

Here are some tips to help you become more profilic, and hence more successful, with your writing. 

https://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/11/4-foolproof-methods-to-become-a-prolific-and-successful-writer/

Friday, December 7, 2018

Nonfiction Book Proposals

Longer nonfiction books are sold via a proposal like explained here. 

https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/8-tips-for-a-marketable-nonfiction-book-proposal-by-melanie-votaw/

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Evaluating Small Publishers

Here are some hints to help you decide whether a small publisher will be good for you and your manuscript. 

https://subitclub.com/2018/08/07/evaluate-small-publishers-like-a-pro/

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Query Letter Format

Your query letter, whether to an agent or an editor, should answer these questions about your story.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Book Profit and Loss

Here's an explanation of the profit and loss statements that publishers use to decide whether to make you an offer on your book. 

https://www.janefriedman.com/book-pl/