Thursday, August 31, 2017

Naming Characters

Here are thirty-three resources you can consult when choosing a name for your character.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nonfiction Proposals

If you're writing a novel-length work of nonfiction, you'll want to submit a proposal.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hiring an Editor

How to avoid getting scammed if you're hiring an independent editor.

Monday, August 28, 2017


No, the theme of your book is not the same as the plot.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Collaborative Marketing

Expand your marketing efforts by joining forces with other writers.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Twitter for Writers

How should writers use Twitter to their best advantage?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Personalizing Queries

How do you draw the line in your query letters between showing you've done your homework and being creepy?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Creating a Character

A good way to know your characters is to start by interviewing them.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Character Descriptions

Stephen King gives six tips about describing characters.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Public Speaking

Here are some tips for speaking in front of groups.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Science Books

What properties go into making an excellent science book.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Unnecessary Words

Tighten up your writing by eliminating words that aren't pulling their weight. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Practice Novels

Maybe that first novel you right should stay in a trunk.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Questions for Agents

Before you sign that agency contract, here are some questions you might want to ask.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Contrived Plots

Make sure your plots and subplots are believable.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Query Problems

Avoid these common mistakes in your queries.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Toxic Feedback

Sometimes the advice you receive about your manuscript should be ignored.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Writing Career Mistakes

Mistakes to avoid while building your writing career.

Sunday, August 13, 2017