Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Questions to Ask a Prospective Agent

When you get "the call," what questions should you ask an agent?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sentence Fragments

What are some situations where it might be appropriate to use sentence fragments?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Twitter Hashtags

Loreen Leedy's list of twitter hashtags to follow for: children's books, writing, publishing, and education.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

100 Greatest Kids' Books

Parent and Child Magazine picks the 100 greatest children's books.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sentence Structure

25 dependent clauses you can use to vary your sentence structure.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What Does Your Character Know?

How to keep track of your characters' knowledge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Concept Critique Groups

An interesting alternative (or addition) to the traditional critique group.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Author Photos to get the best possible business photo. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Google+ Profile

Five mistakes you need to fix in your Google+ profile.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Conflicting Advice

Is it really conflicting or is something else the problem?

Friday, February 17, 2012


How eliminating the frame makes your writing stronger.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Updated Publishing Terms Dictionary

Terms you need to know about the publishing industry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Freelance Editors

How to find a good freelance editor for your manuscript.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Crafting a 90-second pitch

These hints work whether you're pitching in person or in a query letter.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Words for Facial Expressions

Don't limit yourself to a standard few descriptions of facial expressions.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cutting Scenes

How to decide which scenes can and should go when you revise.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Small Presses

Should you consider publishing with a smaller press?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012


How to craft a short storyline to use when asked what your book is about.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tighten Your Writing

These specific suggestions will help you trim the fat from your manuscript.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ideas for Choosing a Title

What makes a good title and how to choose one.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fast First Drafts

Why should you speed through your first draft.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Word a Day

Build your vocabulary.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fix Your Opening

Openings that might cause your manuscript to be rejected and how to fix them.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Status Queries

An agent gives good and bad examples of how to find out what's happening with your submission.