Sunday, December 31, 2017


Young adult writers will find many of their readers on Instagram, so how should you use this to market your book?  #KidLitTips

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Avoiding Scams

As a new (or not so new) writer, beware of leaving yourself open to scammers.  #KidLitTips

Friday, December 29, 2017


Ten simple ways to edit your own manuscript.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Sometimes a flashback isn't one--it's part of non-linear plotting.  #KidLitTips

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Likeable Characters

What can you do to make your characters more likeable?

Common Writing Errors

If you commit these errors, you run the risk of being branded a newbie.  

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


What you as a writer need to know about taxes.

Monday, December 25, 2017


Are pitch sessions at conferences worth it?  #KidLitTips

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Knowing your story's takeaway will help in pitching and marketing it.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Historical Newspapers

Did you know that there are sites where you can view historical newspapers for free?  #KidLitTips

Friday, December 22, 2017

Marketing Strategies

Powerhouse marketing advice from Josh Funk.  #KidLitTips

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Quitting a Project

How do you decide when it's time to give up on a project and move on to something new?  #KidLitTips

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

When Your Agent Lets You Go

If your agent decides to drop you, it's rarely about the quality of your writing.  #KidLitTips

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Author Websites

These four elements belong on the homepage of your author website.  #KidLitTips

Monday, December 18, 2017


If you decide to have a prologue in your book, keep in mind these "don'ts." #KidLitTips

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Snowflake Method

One way to design your novel is to use the snowflake method. #KidLitTips

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Figures of Speech

You may not know the proper name for these figures of speech, but using them will make your writing more interesting. #KidLitTips

Friday, December 15, 2017

Historical Novels

Just because your book is fiction, that doesn't mean you can forget to do your research.  #KidLitTips

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Here are some writing and publishing podcasts.  #KidLitTips

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reading Your First Draft

Before you can revise your first draft, you have to read it.  #KidLitTips

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Strengthening Your Writer's Voice

We always hear that agents and editors are looking for a great voice, but how do you write that?  #KidLitTips

Monday, December 11, 2017

Young Adult Marketing

Young adults are choosing their own books, so you have to reach them where they are--on social media. #KidLitTips

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Picture Book Agents

Over 170 agents who accept picture books, including my own Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris at the Liza Royce Agency. #KidLitTips

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Author Websites

These should appear somewhere on your author website homepage. #KidLitTips

Friday, December 8, 2017


There are four classic ways to end a story. #KidLitTips

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nonfiction Mistakes

You'll want to avoid these nine mistakes when writing nonfiction. #KidLitTips

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Revise and Resubmit

What's involved when an agent requests a revise and resubmit, and how long can/should you take? #KidLitTips

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Point of View

It's important to choose the point of view that best serves your story. #KidLitTips

Monday, December 4, 2017


Here are five common, but easy to make, dialogue mistakes. #KidLitTips

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Boring Words

Why use these common boring words when ones more interesting will do? #KidLitTips

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Historical Novels

Here's a huge list of links to sites that will help make your historical fiction more accurate. #KidLitTips

Friday, December 1, 2017

Author Blogs

Ten reasons why you should start an author blog. #KidLitTips