Thursday, April 30, 2020

Character Arcs

There are four essential components to a character arc.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

School Visits

Having an author visit a school has a great influence on the students.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Writing Conferences and Introverts

Even if you're an introvert, you can still go to and benefit from writing conferences.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Historical Fiction Mistakes

Be careful that you don't make these mistakes in writing historical fiction.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Nonfiction vs. Informational Fiction

What's the difference between nonfiction and informational fiction, and does it matter?

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Writing-related Apps

Here are some tools to help make you a better writer.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Picture Book Biography Structure

There are so many ways to structure your picture book biography, so keep trying until you find the one that works for your story.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Finding a Critique Partner

What are some sources for finding a critique partner or beta reader?

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Author Visits

Here's a list of links all about author visits, including how to finance them.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Best Writing Websites

These are 100 of the best websites in 2020 for writers.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Chapter and Scene Breaks

Where do your break your scenes and chapters to make it more likely your reader will continue to turn the pages?

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Word Track Changes

Most editors use Microsoft Word's track changes, so if you're not familiar with it, now's the time to learn.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Picture Book Endings

There are several ways to end your picture book to give your readers a satisfying resolution.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Chapter Lengths

Although there are no hard and fast rules about chapter lengths, you should keep them consistent except when changing for emphasis.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Writing Dialogue

Well-written dialogue will keep your readers engrossed and wanting to read more.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Middle Grade Novels

The most important thing in writing a middle grade novel is to know your audience.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Deep Point of View

When you're writing in deep point of view, you need to make sure you aren't "storytelling."

Monday, April 13, 2020

Book Series

From planning a series to writing it, here's what you need to know.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Action Scenes

Here are five tips to pick up the pacing during an action scene.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Funny Picture Books

Kids love reading funny picture books, so here are some hints on how to write one.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Book Titles

Although there's a good chance that your publisher will change the book title you choose, here are some hints to choose a good one.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Picture Book Queries

The first step in writing a picture book query is to perfect the book.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Handling Feedback

It's important to be professional when receiving feedback on your work.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Contract Deal Terms

Whether or not you have an agent, it's important to understand what the deal terms mean in your contract.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


What's the correct pace for your story and its scenes?

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tax Time Hints

Here are some vital questions to ask yourself when you're considering the tax implications of your writing.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Virtual Events

There are many ways to create you virtual event, and here are some tips on how to do so.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Spice Up Your Characters

No one wants to read flat characters, to give yours more life.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rejection Reasons

There are so many reasons your manuscript might be rejected, and most of them have nothing to do with the quality of your writing.