Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Promotion

Can you launch a book without making yourself miserable?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Style Sheets

Keep track of all the important details in your story with a style sheet.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Know Your Character

You need to understand many minor details of a character's life in order to bring him/her to life in your writing.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


A story's voice is how the words, sentences, and paragraphs are put together.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Nonfiction Plots

Here are some things to consider when deciding how to plot your nonfiction book.

Monday, January 25, 2016


With all the choices available in social media now, should you include Instagram in your marketing plans?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Unnecessary Words

Make your writing stronger by eliminating these words.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


There are several ways to introduce symbolic elements into your writing.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Revision Requests

Take your time making these revisions--the agent/editor wants to see your best work.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Author Brand

Your author brand is what helps readers recognize what they can expect in your writing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Google Searches

When researching your book, either fiction or nonfiction, take advantage of these tips.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Multicultural Children's Book Day

Why not buy a multicultural book on January 27, 2016 (or any other day) for your library?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Publisher Trends

Before submitting, it's worth researching the types of books your publisher of choice is bringing out.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Agent Pitches

Here are some tips for pitching an agent at a writing conference.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Are Blog Tours Worthwhile?

Should you include doing a blog tour to publicize your book?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ten Rules for Writers

Elmore Leonard shares his writing rules including, "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rhyming Picture Books

How not to write a picture book in rhyme.

Picture Book Revision

Considering how short picture books are, it's amazing how many questions you need to ask about your manuscript during the revision process.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Free Events

If you're published, should you still be doing free events?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Book Promotion

Can you market your book without making yourself miserable?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Social Media Myths

Just because you read it on the internet doesn't make it true.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Picture Book Agents

Not all children's book agents represent picture books, but here are more than fifty who do.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Cutting Scenes

It's not easy, but if a scene isn't serving your story, out it must go.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Choosing the Caldecott .

Here's an inside look at how the Caldecott committee chooses which books will receive the award or an honorable mention.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rhetorical Devices

From alliteration to zeugma, you'll want rhetorical devices in your writer's toolbox.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Social Media Options

Choosing which social media to use can be confusing, but this article can help you decide.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Picture Book Revision

Here are some common problems in picture books and suggestions on how to fix them.

Sunday, January 3, 2016


There are various techniques to try in naming your novel.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Blogging Basics

If you're setting up an author blog, you'll want to understand these steps.