Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dream Agents

Don't get your heart set on a single "dream" agent.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Logic Problems

Watch out for these logic problems to prevent your reader from being pulled out of the story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Switching to Outlining

If you're a pantser, here are some tips to switching to being an outliner.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Deep Point View

By bringing your point of view closer, you can intensify your writing.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Types of Picture Books

Picture books are written in many styles and cover a wide range of topics.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Choosing a Workshop

The first step is to identify what you want and need.

Friday, February 20, 2015

What Takes So Long?

What has to happen between the time your book is acquired and it appears on the shelf?

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Here's a blog about promoting positive images of aging in children's literature.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Historical Fiction

What's the difference between historical fiction and nonfiction?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Starting Out

Chronicle Books gives advice for writers new to the children's book business.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bookstore Events

Here are some hints to having a successful bookstore visit.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Editorial Letter

You've received your single-spaced, multi-page editorial letter. Now what?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tinkering vs. Progress

Realize that not all revising is changing your book for the better--sometimes it's just changing the words.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pacing Problems

How can you speed up or slow down the pacing of your book when needed? 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Literary Agents

There are both pros and cons to working with an agent new to the business.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Being an Easy Author

How can you show agents and editors you would be an easy author to work with?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outlining Your Novel

Some advantages of creating an outline for your novel before writing.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Adult Characters

Take advantage of having adult characters in your novels to add to the story.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Waiting for Your Book's Release

There are many things to consider and tasks to do in the month's leading up to your book's release.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Facebook for Authors

Some things writers need to know when starting out with Facebook.

Friday, February 6, 2015

First vs. Third

Some things to consider when deciding which point of view to use for your novel.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Worksheets for Writers

Here are links to worksheets and checklists of use to writers.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sound Devices

Use lyrical writing to make your stories sing.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Adult

There are key differences between young adult and new adult novels.

Monday, February 2, 2015


Does your book need a prologue or are you just using one for an infodump?

Sunday, February 1, 2015


There's a fine line between having depth to your story and it being melodramatic.