Sunday, September 30, 2012

Work for Hire

What you need to know about taking on a work for hire job.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Complete Rewrites

Revising your book is more than just changing a word here and there.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Promoting Your Book Apps

How to help people hear about and find your book app.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book Trailers

Eleven tips to making a good trailer for your book.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New MG/YA Imprint

Kathy Dawson Books, a new imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish  "emotionally driven" MG and YA titles.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Reasons why the conflict in your manuscript may not be working.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Agent-Requested Revisions

Agent Joan Paquette discusses why and when an agent might ask for a revision.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Children's Imprint

McSweeny's has a new imprint dedicated to books for children -- McMullen's.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Agent Plagarism

There are many things in this life to worry about, but having an agent plagarize your work isn't one of them.

Managing Social Media

How to participate in social media while still have to time to write.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

YA Publisher

Spencer Hill Press specializes in urban fantasy, sci fi, and paranormal romance for young adults.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Editorial Bug

What do editors think about as they are editing a manuscript?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Agents are Good for Authors

Even if you're not agented, you benefit from the work agents do on behalf of their clients.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rhyming Rules

The "Meter Maids" give ways to improve your rhyming manuscripts.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Write with Urgency

Ways to make your nonfiction (and your fiction, too) more interesting.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Revising Means Re-visioning

If you're only making small changes here and there, you're not revising, you're copy editing.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Choosing a Writers' Conference

How do you decide whether a particular conference is worth it?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Storybook Apps

If you want to write an app, you need to read and play apps already out there.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breaking Into Nonfiction

An interview with author Jennifer Reed discusses how to get started writing nonfiction.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Picture Book Month

For those of us who love picture books, let's celebrate in November.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Finding Time to Write

No, these hints won't give you more hours in a day, but they might help you carve out some writing time.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Opening Scenes

Five reasons why your opening scene is like a blind date.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New MG/YA Publisher

In addition to books for adults, Jolly Fish Press accepts middle grade and young adult novels.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Comp Titles

In your nonfiction book proposal, you should include titles of similar books.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blog Designers

Some things to think about before you hire someone to set up a blog for you.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tips for a Better Blog

Thirteen simple tips to make your blog better.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

First Page Concepts

What are some common things editors see in first pages?