Sunday, April 30, 2017

Critique vs. Edit

What's the difference between getting a conference critique and receiving editorial feedback?

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Query Letter Bios

It's can be hard to decide what to put in your bio when you're not yet published.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Virtual Visits

Tips to make help avoid technical hiccups and make your video school visit go more smoothly.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Facebook Timing

Is there a perfect time to post on Facebook for maximum exposure?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Young Adult Verse Novels

An interview with three authors who write young adult novels in verse.

Monday, April 24, 2017

No-Advance Publishers

Things to consider if your traditional publisher doesn't offer an advance.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why Your Manuscript Was Rejected

Here are six reasons you might get a "no" on your submission.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Here are many samples of worksheets that are useful for your writer's notebook.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Small words can make a big difference in your story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Networking Events

Here are some tips to get the most out of a publishing networking opportunity.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Poetry Terms

Common words used to describe poetry and what they mean.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pen Names

Three reasons you might want to consider using a pen name.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vetting Publishers

Not all publishers are created equal, so do your due diligence before submitting.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Before Talking to an Agent

Figure out the answers to these three questions before talking to an agent.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What Do Agents Look For in a Writer?

When agents choose an manuscript, they're also looking at the writer.

Friday, April 14, 2017

How Writers Get Can Get Noticed On Social Media

If you're new to social media, maybe some of these hints will help ease your way in.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Marketing

There are steps you can take before your book is released to kickstart your marketing efforts.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Middle Grade Themes

You can go wrong by building your middle-grade story around one of these themes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Picture Book Premise

Is the premise of your picture book strong enough to make it stand out from the many others that agents and editors are considering?

Monday, April 10, 2017


Overused sayings and actions turn into cliches.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Writing Conferences

As we enter conference season, it's important to learn what not to do if you don't want to sabotage yourself.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dialogue Errors

The dialogue in your story will sound more natural if you avoid these common errors.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pitch Contests

What are pitch contests and is it worth entering them?

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Most titles change before publication, so don't agonize how to title your manuscript.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Book Launch Essentials

Seven steps you need to take to prepare for a successful book launch.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Secondary Character

Yes, your protagonist is the star of the story, but you don't want to make the other characters flat or stereotypical.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Getting Rich from Writing

No, writing may not bring in a lot of money, but it will enrich you in many other ways.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Historical Fiction

There's a lot to think about if you want to write historical fiction.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Editing with Text to Speech Software

Let your computer read your words out loud will help you find problems with your manuscript.