Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Publishing Dictionary

Like any business, publishing has a language all its own. 

http://bookendsliterary.com/2019/04/30/an-updated-publishing-dictionary/

Monday, May 20, 2019

Book Events

Here are some hints to make your next book event a success. 

https://writerunboxed.com/2019/03/23/the-art-of-the-book-event-9-tips/

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Third Person Limited

Since the early 1900s, the most common point of view in novels is third person limited. 

https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/craft-technique/why-third-person-limited-point-of-view

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Is it a Picture Book

Just because you're manuscript is only 500 words long, that doesn't necessarily mean you've written a picture book. 

http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/10105/guest-post-darcy-pattison-and-leslie-helakoski-how-do-you-know-if-youve-written-a-picture-book/

Friday, May 17, 2019

Realistic Dialogue

Dialogue in a book should mimic exactly the way people talk, but it needs to be believable. 

https://killzoneblog.com/2019/03/what-did-you-say-writing-realistic-dialogue.html

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Injecting Humor Into Your Writer

Even the most serious of books needs to humor to lighten them up. 

https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/04/8-ways-to-inject-humor-into-your-writing/

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Social Media Tips

Your readers are on social media, so you need to be there, too. 

https://annerallen.com/2019/04/use-social-media-avoid-cesspool/

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

One-Sentence Summary

Before you can even consider writing a synopsis, you need to be able to describe your book in one sentence. 

https://rachellegardner.com/writing-a-one-sentence-summary/

Monday, May 13, 2019

Character Objectives

Knowing your character's objectives, both external and internal, will help you write a strong character.

https://kidlit.com/2019/02/18/character-objective-writing-strong-protagonist/

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Author Websites

Do you need an author website and, if so, what are the necessary pages? 

https://www.jenniferlaughran.com/faq/do-i-need-a-website-and-if-so-what-should-be-on-it