Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Very Young Audiences

Here are some tips to keep your littlest audience members engaged at an event.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Terms

Here's your chance to find out what all the different parts of a physical book are called.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Finding an Agent

The first step in finding an agent is to decide what you want in an agent.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Sales

There could be many reasons why your book isn't selling as well as you expected it to.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Critique Partners

Why is it so important to have someone else read your work-in-progress?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Show, Don't Tell

We've all heard the advice to show, don't tell, but how do you do that?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Large Book Advances

Even if you're one of the very few who gets a six-figure book deal, you might want to keep your day job.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Show, Don't Tell

Show, don't tell, doesn't mean you should never have narrative in your book.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Scene Lists

Whether you're a pantser or a plotter, a scene list will help keep your novel on track.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

First Page Tips

Here are five suggestions for writing a first page that will draw in your readers.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pen Names

Here's why you might (or might not!) want to use a pen name for your writing.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Story Concept

Is the concept of your story strong enough to sustain an entire book?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Understanding Voice

Everyone talks about the elusive voice, but what do they really mean?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Making Twitter Work for You

Here are some reasons that the way you use Twitter might not be building your author platform.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Opening Pages

What do editors look for when they begin reading your story?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Giving Up On a Manuscript

How do you know when it's time to move on from a beloved manuscript?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Funding Author Visits

Help schools afford to bring you in for a visit by sharing these resources with them.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

YouTube Reviews

Widen your social media marketing efforts with YouTube reviews.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Here are some ways to write, and not write, descriptions in your novel.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Writing a Better Picture Book

With so few words in a picture book, it's important to make sure each one of them serves your story.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Keeping Your Reader's Interest

Here are some of the reasons a reader might put down your novel.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Successful Book Launches

Ten steps for launching your book, including an important eleventh step--celebrate.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Do You Need an Agent?

Maybe not, but here are some reasons you might want an agent.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Types of Nonfiction Picture Books

There are many ways to structure and write a nonfiction picture book.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Missing deadlines can sabotage your writing career.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Getting Book Reviews

There are steps you can take to increase the chances a blogger will want to review your book.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Query Letter Rejections

Here are some reasons your query letter might be rejected, and what you can do about it.