Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Automatic Rejects

If you you want to sabotage your query, just follow these suggestions.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Planning a School Visit

Help a school plan and fund your school visit by sharing this information with them.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Merchandising Rights

More than you ever wanted to know about the right to create merchandise (toys, games, stuffed animals, etc.) based on your book.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rhyming Mistakes

It's easy to write poorly in rhyme, so make sure to avoid these mistakes.


Friday, May 27, 2016

School Visit Tips

Here are some basic things to keep in mind when you're thinking about doing school visits.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Picture Book Process

There are many steps from thinking about writing a picture book to showing the published book to children,


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Debut Year Tips

You learn so much as a debut author, including many of these tips.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Educational vs. Trade

What are the differences between educational and trade publishers, and what do these mean to the author?


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Agent Red Flags

It's important to check out prospective agents before submitting to them.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Secrets of Publishers Authors

Here are some things that you learn after you've been published.


Friday, May 20, 2016


Most children's book authors earn more from their school visits than from sales of their books.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Facebook Profiles vs. Pages

As an author, is it better to have an official page or use your personal profile to market your book?


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Historical Research

If your write historical fiction, you want to make sure you are being true to the time period.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Use subtext to get your idea across without explicitly saying it in your text.


Monday, May 16, 2016


The first rule of choosing a title is to make it unique.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Turning Points

Build a compelling story by using these turning points in your narrative.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

State Standards

This chart of state standards by subject and grades will help you decide if your nonfiction idea for a book will fit into the school curriculum.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Author Visit Grants

Increase your chances of receiving a request to do a school visit by sharing this list of grant and funding sources.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Social Media Networks

Why you should join all the social media platforms, even if you plan to concentrate on only one or two.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Story Structure

The three-part structure is a common way to plot your book.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Book Trailers

Some libraries will let you upload your book trailer to their catalog.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Point of View

There are many possible points of view you can choose for your story.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Debut Authors

The most important thing you can do to help the success of your book is to write a great story.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Rhyme Crimes

If you choose to write in rhyme,  avoid these mistakes.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Role of an Agents

Agents do so much more than sell your book to a publisher.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Writing Apps

There are now many apps available to help you with your writing.


Monday, May 2, 2016


Agents at Bologna 2016 discuss trends in children's and young adult publishing.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Opening Pages

It's not always easy to figure out where your novel should start.