Sunday, March 31, 2013

How to Avoid an Automatic Rejection

The most common reason agents reject a manuscript is it's not in a genre they represent.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Verse

Ten reasons poems don't need to rhyme.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

School Visits

Some pros and cons of doing school visits.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Why Write MG and YA?

What are the benefits to the author in writing for pre-teens and teens?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tighten Your Writing

Improve the pacing of your manuscript by cutting out unnecessary words.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Setting, Landscapes, Atmosphere

What's the difference between these and how can you use them in your writing?

Saturday, March 23, 2013


The Encylopedia Mythica provides information about mythology, folklore, and religion.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Writers' Associations

State-by-state listing of writing groups.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School Visits

Bruce Hale shares three things you should know about school visits.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poetry Revisions

Some hints from the Connecticut Poetry Society on revising and critiquing poetry. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Are you look for just the right phrase to use in your manuscript?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Choosing an Agent

Ten questions to ask a prospective agent before accepting representation.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Choosing the Right Contest

Different contests have different purposes, so make sure you choose the one that suits your needs.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Where you're recording a book trailer or doing a Skype visit, here's how to look good on a webcam.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Diverse Books

All children should be exposed to diverse cultures through books.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Amazon Author Page

Once you have a book listed on Amazon, it's time to create your author page.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rhyme and Meter

The Rhymeweaver website contains loads of information for writing a rhyming picture book.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Should you register a copyright for your unpublished work?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Small Presses

Do you need an agent if you are working with a small press?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Synopsis Recipe

Gather the correct ingredients and blend them together into the perfect synopsis.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Disagreeing with your Agent

What happens if your agent thinks there's no market for your latest book, but you do?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Grammar Rules

Links to grammar and punctuation websites.

Monday, March 4, 2013


What makes a picture book great for reading aloud over and over again?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bookstore Events

Tips for getting into bookstores.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Four children's literature blogs combine to form a superblog on Facebook.