Friday, July 1, 2022

Royalties on Net

 How does it work if your royalties are based on net instead of the retail price (gross)?

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Second Novels

 You'd think once you have one book published it would be easy to write a second one, but that's not always the case.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

First Lines

 Nailing those first lines in your manuscript is tough, but that's what will draw in your readers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 How do you go about writing a sequel and should you do so?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Avoiding LGBTQ+ Stereotypes

 You need to people your world with the great diversity of people in the real world, but make sure you don't use they LGBTQ+ stereotypes in doing so.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Stage Directions

 We don't need to know your character walked to the door, reached for the knob, twisted it, opened the door, and walked through it, when you can just say the character left the room.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Character Voice

 We all know each character should have a distinctive voice, but how do you do that?

Friday, June 24, 2022

Describing Eyes

 When does it further your story to describe eyes--their shape, color, and most importantly, movement?

Thursday, June 23, 2022


 Sometimes you need to break the "show, don't tell" rule by using exposition to keep your story moving along.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Requesting a Blurb

 How do you request a blurb for your book and whom should you ask?