Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Third Person

 How to avoid head hopping when you're writing in third person.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Agent Websites

Here's a list of top websites about agents and publishing in general.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020


 Here are nine things you need to know about your character.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Character Names

 What are some of the resources to use when choosing your characters' names?

Friday, September 25, 2020


 Help your readers make the transition between scenes by making sure they know the time and place of the new scene.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Finding an Agent

 The agent search may seem overwhelm, but you can break it down into eight steps.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rhyming Picture Books

 If you're going to write a picture book in rhyme, make sure you do it well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Book Launches

 There are three tiers to your book launch--marathons, sprints, and pounces.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Character Development

 Questions to ask (and answer!) your characters to make them more rounded.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Promotion Videos

 Here are five ways to use videos to promote your book.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Successful Picture Books

 What raises a picture book from merely good to great?

Friday, September 18, 2020

Graphic Novels

 Here are links to many resources about writing a graphic novel.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Character's Primary Attribute

 Yes, our characters should be well-rounded, but there is usually one attribute that defines her more than others.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


 If you're doing a giveaway, make sure it's both legal and honest.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Deep Point of View

 Writing in deep point of view brings your readers into the minds and emotions of your characters.

Monday, September 14, 2020


 What are some of the reasons you might consider writing your book as part of a series?

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Animals in Picture Books

 How do you use animals in picture books and when should you do so?

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Blurb Requests

What are some of the ways you can answer when someone asks you to blurb a book? 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tighten Your Writing

 Your readers will appreciate if you get rid of the excess words/paragraphs/scenes that slow down your story.

Thursday, September 10, 2020


 How do you weave in your character's backstory without pulling your readers out of the story?

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Interpreting Rejections

 Here's how to interpret the different types of rejections you might receive on your manuscript.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Aging Up to Middle Grade

 Sometimes what you thought you were writing a picture book, but it would really work better as a middle grade.

Monday, September 7, 2020


 Similes and the like give your writing flavor, but not if they're overused.

Sunday, September 6, 2020


 To fully flesh out your protagonist's character, she needs a strong antagonist.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Plot Holes

 Four questions to ask to avoid having holes in your plot.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Elevator Pitches

 You need to have a short description (aka elevator pitch) of your book in case someone asks what you're working on.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Historical Fiction

 Here are six tips for writing historical fiction (and nonfiction, too!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Query First Impressions

Put your best foot forward in your query letter by following these tips.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Middle Grade Market

Here are some points to think about when you're considering what your middle grade novel will be about.