Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Punch Up Your Picture Book

These five simple suggestions will help your picture book one that kids will want to read over and over again. 

https://laurasassitales.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/picture-books-with-punch/

Monday, January 21, 2019

Top Nonfiction Blogs

There are a lot of writing blogs out there, and here are 25 of the best ones for nonfiction. 

https://blog.feedspot.com/nonfiction_blogs/

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Picture Books by the Numbers

This survey surveyed published picture book authors on questions like how long did it take to get published and how big was the advance.

https://hannahholt.com/blog/2017/9/20/picture-books-by-the-numbers-2017
https://hannahholt.com/blog/2017/9/25/writing-picture-books-a-look-at-the-number-part-2

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Manuscript Formatting

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make your manuscript conform to industry standards. 

https://jerryjenkins.com/manuscript-format/

Friday, January 18, 2019

Following Up With an Agent

Here are some hints about how long to wait and how to do it before following up on an agent submission. 

https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/04/when-to-follow-up-with-a-literary-agent

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Agents as Advocates

One of the big advantages of having an agent is they can step in when you are having a disagreement with your editor. 

https://rachellegardner.com/let-your-agent-be-the-bad-guy/

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Adult Characters

How much page time should adult characters have in your middle grade novel? 

http://www.deareditor.com/2018/12/re-how-much-page-time-can-adult-characters-have-in-middle-grade-novels/

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Multiple Points of View

If your story is told through the eyes of more than one character, you don't want to confuse your readers. 

https://nybookeditors.com/2016/09/write-novel-multiple-points-view/

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tension in Dialogue

Here are some hints on how to increase the tension in your your character, and hence your story, through dialogue. 

https://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/12/9-tension-building-elements-for-character-dialogue/

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bookstore Events

How to reduce the likelihood of a low turnout for your next bookstore event. 

https://careerauthors.com/stories-from-the-road/?fbclid=IwAR37zkp3BniiTV-pummeX-tzS7VzEmQvnc5HXyZCQpgWBhaBDh0YMhIgz0k