Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Illustration Notes

Should you include illustration notes in your picture book manuscript?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What is Young Adult?

What's the history of the YA genre and what does it mean now?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Value of Blogging/Tweeting

Does blogging and/or tweeting help a book's success?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Conference Expectations

If you sign up for a conference critique, expect to get a professional assessment of your manuscript, not a book contract.

Monday, April 23, 2012

blog tours

Tips on how to plan a blog tour for your book.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nonfiction Picture Books

Nonfiction picture books aimed at older readers often have bigger word counts.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Racism and Sexism

How to check for racism and sexism in your manuscript.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Why Small Publishers Fail

If you're thinking of submitting to a smaller publisher, read this post first.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Balancing Story and Prose

How do you find the sweet spot between story and prose at the macro and the micro level.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

editing someone else's work

Some hints from Nathan Bransford about critiquing other people's work.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Longer Picture Books

Even though picture book word counts are getting shorter, for older readers you might be able to include more.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Multicultural Blogs

Blogs to help you become more familiar with multicultural books and customs.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Press Coverage

How to get exposure for you and your manuscript.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Blogging Mistakes

If you have a blog, avoid these mistakes.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Narrative and Transition

How to maintain forward momentum in your manuscript.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Eight things you should know about Goodreads.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Why Your Book Isn't Selling

What you can do to boost your sales.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Publishing Terms

Some resources and advice about publishing terms and contracts.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ending a Chapter

You don't want your readers to put down your book at the end of the chapter.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Children's Writers Forum

If you write for children, you should be looking at the Verla Kay Blue Boards.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Free Social Media Tools

50 free tools you can use to increase your social media presence. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Children's Magazines

Here's a new site with information of children's magazines.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Writing Funny

What makes for a funny situation?