Saturday, December 31, 2011

Author Intrusion

How to identify author intrusion and fix it.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Embedding Tweets
How to add a tweet within your blog post or website. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Laying Clues

How to write a mystery so you're readers won't fell you cheated.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Point of View

A great post, with diagrams, explaining the different points of view.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


25 truths every writer should know about rejection.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Stages of Writing a Book

Here are the five turning points on the way from idea to finished manuscript.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Big Revision

According to agent Mary Kole, "unless you make big changes, a revision isn’t worth doing." 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

First Novels

Ten hints to increase the chances your first novel won't turn into one of your "practice novels."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Character Names

Many sites listed to help you find the perfect character names.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Active and Static Backstory

Different ways to weave backstory into your manuscript.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Life Cycle of a Book

From writing through publicity, videos about each step along the way.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Press Releases

What you need to include in your press release.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dead Parents

How can you show the influence of your character's missing parents on his/her lift?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Storyboards for Revision

How a detailed storyboard can keep your manuscript on track.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Line

Some hints to hook your reader right from the outset.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Writer's Block

12 Steps to get past a case of writer's block.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Premature Editing

Does revising before you finish your first draft kill your creativity?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Extending the Life of Your Book

Tips to keep up interest in your book after the first few post-launch months.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Query Personalization

Don't try to a fake the personalization on your query.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First Person

Why it's a problem and why writers are drawn to it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Small Presses

What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing with a small press.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011


How to craft a great voice.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


How to handle parents in your book.