Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Author Visit Fees

How much should you charge for an author visit?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Picture Books 101

Picture books aren't just short books; learn the what makes it a picture book.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Researching Agents

Recommendations on how and where to find out more about agents before querying.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Writer Hashtags

No matter your social media platform of choice, you should be familiar with these writer-related hashtags.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Agent Rejects

Agent Marie Lamba shares five reasons why she rejects a manuscript.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Writers' Conferences

What do you gain by going to a writers' conference?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Elements of a Picture Book

Here are ten essential elements to a good picture book.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Character Description

When you physically describe your character, make each detail serve a purpose.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Picture Book Revision

Here are some common mistakes in picture book manuscripts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Ten tips for a successful author blog.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


There are many ways to approach plotting your story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Six things to consider before writing a series.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

School Visit Fees

Here are some answers to the question of why pay authors for school visits.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ways to Hear No

If you include these in your query, you're likely to hear "no."

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Book Marketing

This site contains many links to all aspects of book marketing.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Here are twenty ways to think about the pace of your novel.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Family History

Your family history is a gold mine of ideas for your books.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Episodic Writing

What is episodic writing and is it always a bad thing.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Self-Editing Basics

Once your manuscript is finished, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work revising.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Kidlit Blogs

The top 100 children's book blogs and websites for parents, teachers, and kids.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Handshake Agreements

Should you have a written agency agreement or is a handshake good enough?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Types of Editing

From copy editing to developmental editing, there are many ways for an editor to help you revise your manuscript.