Thursday, November 30, 2017


We know how important your opening is, so make it the best you can. #KidLitTips

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Facebook Pages and Groups

Here are some best practices to take advantage of Pages and Groups in Facebook. #KidLitTips

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Software for Writers

From productivity apps to spreadsheets, software can help you write your manuscript. #KidLitTips

Monday, November 27, 2017

Beyond the Manuscript

Assuming an editor likes your manuscript, what other factors enter into the decision whether or not to publish it? #KidLitTips

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Book Giveaways

What is the best way to hold a book giveaway to get the most marketing value from it? #KidLitTips

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Twitter Hashtags

Connect with other authors on twitter by using these hashtags. #KidLitTips

Friday, November 24, 2017


It's worth your time to outline your settings before you start writing. #KidLitTips

Thursday, November 23, 2017


E-Newsletters are a great way to keep in touch with your readers. #KidLitTips

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Building an Author Website

Follow these ten detailed steps, and you'll end up with an author website. #KidLitTips

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Freelance Editors

Do you need to hire a freelance editor to get published? #KidLitTips

Monday, November 20, 2017

Writing STEM Picture Books

This handout from Melissa Stewart gives links to many resources on writing picture books about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). #KidLitTips

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Social Media Mistakes

Ten things you shouldn't do on social media. #KidLitTips

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Picture Book Tips

If you're new to writing picture books, you'll find these ten tips helpful to get you started. #KidLitTips

Thursday, November 16, 2017


There are many ways to brainstorm ideas, and this infographic shows some of them. #KidLitTips

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Attending a Conference

Ways to keep your conference experience in perspective. #KidLitTips

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Character Description

Stephen King gives six tips for describing your characters. #KidLitTips

Monday, November 13, 2017

Writing Picture Books

Here are twelve lessons from Josh Funk on how to write picture books. #KidLitTips

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Getting Published

Here's an overview of the steps you need to follow to get your book published. #KidLitTips

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Revise and Resubmit

Now that you've received a request to revise and resubmit, what should you do? #KidLitTips

Friday, November 10, 2017

Make Your Writing More Visual

Help your readers visualize your story by using these tips to make your writing more visual. #KidLitTips

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What Does an Agent Do?

Everything! An agent does much more for your writing career than getting a publication contract. #KidLitTips

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


The theme is the underlying meaning of your story. #KidLitTips

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Researching an Agent

Not every agent will be a good fit for you and your writing. #KidLitTips

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Starting a Blog

How to launch a blog with your book in mind. #KidLitTips

Saturday, November 4, 2017


When you have a switch in time in your novel, it's not always a flashback.  

Friday, November 3, 2017


Don't waste your one chance of getting a blurb before you have a contract for your book.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Out of Your Control

There are many parts of the publishing journey that are completely out of your control.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


When do you need permission to quote someone in your writing, and how do you go about getting it?