Saturday, April 30, 2016

Publishing Terms

Thirty-five terms about the book business that all authors need to know.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Books

For those who write or are thinking of writing nonfiction picture books, here are some helpful hints.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Goodreads Giveaways

Follow these tips to get the most bang for your buck with your Goodreads giveaways.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Socializing at Conferences

One of the reasons to go to writers' conferences is to network with other writers and publishing professionals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Author Website

Even if you're not yet published, an author website is your business card on the web.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Too Many Ideas?

If you don't have time right now to develop your latest great story idea, make sure you make some notes for the future.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Revise and Resubmit

Is it appropriate to grant an exclusive after you've received an editorial letter with an offer to revise and resubmit? (Hint: yes)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Independent Publishers

The best home for your manuscript might be with an independent publisher--one who's not part of a major conglomerate.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Show Don't Tell - Usually

Though the general rule is "show, don't tell," there are always exceptions.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Publishing Business

Be prepared to delays and surprises on your road to publication.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cutting Words

There are some simple techniques you can use to tighten your writing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Facebook Author Page

Give people a reason to "like" your author page.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Paid School Visits

When you're asked why you charge for school visits, you can give these answers.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Professional Writers

Here are some tips on how to treat your writing as a professional career.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Writers Conferences

To get the most out of a conference, you need to both prepare in advance and reflect afterwards.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


When writing a series, avoid these seven deadly sins.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Giving Too Much Away

It's tempting to say yes to book donations, free author visits, and the like, but you need to learn to say no.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Character Descriptions

Bring your character to life with vivid character descriptions.

Monday, April 11, 2016

How Much is Enough?

How do you know when to stop spending time, money, and energy on promoting your book?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Agent

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary is looking for picture books, middle-grade, and young adult titles.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Promoting Your New Book

Your book's first year after publication is the time to pull out all the stops.

Friday, April 8, 2016

After Leaving Your Agent

How do you approach a prospective agent if you and your previous agents have gone your separate ways.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Work for Hire

Writing work for hire books is a nice way to bring in income from your writing efforts.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Comparable Books

When you're trying to catch the interest of an agent or editor, it often helps to compare your book to published titles.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Book Events

It's up to you to make your book event successful.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Writing Tips

Maybe one of these nineteen writing tips will be what you need to take your writing to the next level.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Contract Negotiations

Negotiating contracts is more than just getting the biggest advance.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

100 Writing Blogs

Here is a list of 100 writing blogs along with a description of their contents.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Multiple POVs

Sometimes using multiple points of view is the best way to tell your story.