Sunday, March 31, 2019

Is Your Agent Any Good?

How do you tell if your agent is doing a good job for you and your career?

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Where you set your book and how you describe it will help bring your story to life.

Friday, March 29, 2019

When To Stop Editing

How do you know when it's time to stop revising and start submitting?

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Character Agency

It's important that your characters have agency, the purpose that drives their actions.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


When the guidelines say to only include a partial of your manuscript, should you include the prologue or not?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


It's hard to ask people to blurb your book, but these tips will make it easier.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Redundant Writing

Whether it's repeating words or repeating what you're saying but in a different ways, it's time to cut those redundancies out of your writing.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


This is the best and simplest explanation of voice I've ever seen.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Backstory Through Dialogue

No one wants to read an infodump of backstory, but you can share some of those details through dialogue.

Picture Book Pagination

Make your readers want to turn that page at the end of every spread.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Should You Blog?

Here are some tips to decide whether blogging is for you.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dialects and Accents

A little goes a long way when adding dialects and accents to your dialogue.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Nonfiction Back Matter

Back matter gives you the opportunity to share some of your research in more detail.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Self-Promotion Tips

You are the most important member of your marketing team, both before and after publication.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Make History Real

How do you bring a world to life in your historical fiction?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Writing Contests

How do you choose which, if any, writing contests to enter?

Friday, March 15, 2019

Manuscript Formatting

There are many sources to tell you correct manuscript formatting, but this post tells you how to do it in Microsoft Word, step-by-step.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

YA Cliches

Don't fall into these cliche traps in your young adult novel.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Authors and Taxes

Here's a checklist of things to do and consider in order to file your taxes as an author.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


How to do craft a good ending to leave your reader satisfied?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Single Point of View

What are the advantages of choosing a single POV to tell you story?

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Showing vs. Telling

All writers know to show not tell, but how do you do that?

Saturday, March 9, 2019

When to Stop Editing

One of the hardest things about revising is knowing when you're finished, and it's time to stop editing.

Friday, March 8, 2019

The 10% Rule

One of Stephen King's best piece of writing advice is to delete 10% of your manuscript to make a better read.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Social Media for Authors

If you're new to social media or just want to try a new platform, here's the information you need.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Storytime Picture Books

What do librarians look for when they choose a picture book for storytime?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Picture Book Tips

Here are ten tips to remember when writing a picture book.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Motivation Reaction Units

Prose can be broken down into cause and effect or motivation reaction units (MRUs).

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Public Domain

What is public domain and why is it important for authors to understand about it?

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Author Websites

It's important not just to have an author website, but to have a well-designed one.

Friday, March 1, 2019