Wednesday, March 31, 2021


 Make sure your book starts in the best place.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Agent Pitches

 How to craft a pitch that will make an agent want to read your book.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Bad Reviews

 Tips on how to cope with negative reviews.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Parts of a Book

 Here's an A to Z guide to the various parts of a physical book.

Saturday, March 27, 2021


 By giving human-like characteristics to non-human things, you can deepen your writing.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Third Person POV

 There are three types of third person point of view--omniscient, limited, and deep.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Narrative Nonfiction

 Here are some tips for writing narrative nonfiction.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Email Thread Etiquette

 Make an agent or editor's life easier by including previous correspondence in your email thread.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Rhyming Picture Books

 Ten things you should know when writing a rhyming picture book.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Online Bios

 You need different online bios for your website and the different platforms.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Editing Tricks

 Sometimes you need to see your manuscript in a different way in order to revise.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Inciting Incidents

 Pull your readers by using these techniques to add excitement to your inciting incidents.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Overused Words

 We all have words and phrases we overuse, so search for them when you're revising.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Young Adult

 What makes a book young adult?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021


 In your desire to be published, watch out for these scammers.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Blogs and Newsletters

 Check out these kidlit blogs and newsletters.

Sunday, March 14, 2021


 How much is too much scene description?

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Great Stories

 What are the characteristics that elevate a story from merely okay to great?

Friday, March 12, 2021

Book Statistics

 How many books are published each year and other interesting statistics about the publishing world.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Picture Books and Older Students

 Educators, here are some hints to the best way to use picture books with your older students.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Query Tracker

 Using query tracker can help you stay organized and avoid oopsies while querying.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Book Events

 Here are some things to think about for your next book event, whether virtual or in real life.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Opening Scenes

 How to write an opening scene that will entice your readers to turn the page.

Sunday, March 7, 2021


 How to write dialogue that will captivate your readers.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Comp Titles

 How do you choose which other books to use as comp(arable) titles in your query.

Friday, March 5, 2021


 Asking these three questions about your protagonist will help unlock your story.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Publishing Paths

 There's more than one way to get your book in the hands of readers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Conference Networking

 If you're nervous about networking at your next conference, here are some tips to help.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Author Brand

 To start creating your author brand, identify three words that define you as an author. 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Mid-Career Querying

 Maybe you've had a few books published, but not, for whatever reason, you're looking for an agent.