Sunday, February 28, 2021

Author Websites

 Make sure to do your due diligence on your website to make sure it's protected.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Niche Marketing

 If you narrow your marketing efforts groups more likely to be interested in the subject, plot, or setting of your book, you may get better results.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Internal Narrative

Your reader can learn more about your character through the use of internal narrative. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Agents or Editors

 How do you decide whether to submit your manuscript to agents or directly to editors.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Constructive Criticism

 It's hard to accept critiques of our manuscripts, but that's one way we make them better.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Author Newsletters

 An author newsletter can be a valuable tool in your marketing toolbox.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Better Dialogue

 The dialogue your character's speaking is not the same as how we speak in real life.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Action, Then Reaction

 Make sure an event happens before you have your character react to it.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Types of editing

 Line editing, copy editing, and proofreading are three necessary parts of editing your manuscript.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Awesome Characters

Create characters your readers will care about.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Close Point of View

 One way to draw your readers into a tighter point of view is to eliminate filter words.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Online Pitch Contests

 Here are some tips for preparing your pitch for online contests.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


 Make sure you tie up all the loose endings by your book's ending.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Picture Book Storyboarding

 Even if you don't have any artistic talent, you should still storyboard your picture book by making a dummy.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Book Awards and Marketing

 Here are some ways you can use the fact that your book won an award in your marketing efforts.

Friday, February 12, 2021


 One way to focus the lens of your biography is to focus on the subject's childhood.

Thursday, February 11, 2021


 Here are the main reasons you might be receiving rejections on your manuscript.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Setting Details

 Picking the right details for your setting is connected to how your reader relates to your characters.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Kidlit Categories

 Here are the different categories, (picture book, middle grade, etc) or children's books.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Overused Words

 Search for these overused and often unnecessary words to tighten your manuscript.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Character Names

 How do you choose memorable names for your characters?

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Conflicting Feedback

 Getting feedback on your writing is always a good thing, but how do you deal with conflicting suggestions?

Friday, February 5, 2021

Re-editing Older Works

 Going back and revising older works that never sold or aren't book length brings the possibility of a new book sale, not to mention showing you how much you've grown as a writer.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Fair Use and Permissions

 If you use quotations from another source in your book, you need to understand fair use and permissions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Writing for Children

 Here are five simple tips to keep in mind when writing for children.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Critique Partners

 Having a great critique partner is invaluable, but how do you find one?