Thursday, September 30, 2010


Two lists to help you describe your character's sensations.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Ten ways you can use twitter to promote your book.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Research local information from over 6,000 newspapers.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Grounding the Reader

How to avoid pulling your reader out of the story.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

High Concept

What do editors and agents mean when they talk about high concept?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

First Sentences

What to include in a good first sentence.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Why you need a professional picture of yourself.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pre-Agented Revising

Agent Joan Paquette discusses why a prospective agent might request a revision and whether or not you should do it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Common Grammar Questions

Dr. Grammar's alphabetical listed of frequently asked grammar questions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nonfiction in Your Fiction

How do you insert facts into your novel without sounding like a textbook.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Secondary Characters

Make sure your secondary characters really earn their keep.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Agent

Joan Slattery has joined Pippin Properties and is interested in children's and young adult's books.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Designing a Novel

How to use the "snowflake method" to write your first draft.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Picture Books and Agents

Why is it so hard for a picture book writer to find an agent?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Why a book with a MC of color isn't only for children of color.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Writing Terms

Important and interesting words for writers to think about.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Computer Backups

You don't want to lose all your hard work, so back up your data! Here's how.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Questions to Ask a Prospective Agent

Keep this list handy for when you get the call.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


How to craft a great voice from agent Nathan Bransford.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Random Acts of Publicity

Encourage fellow book creators to help publicize one another's work September 7-10, 2010.