Friday, April 30, 2021

Middle Grade Novels

 Here are some useful tips for writing a middle grade novel.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Increase Website Traffic

 How do you get people to find out about your website and visit it?

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


 Your story might contain infodumps, and you don't even realize it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Time Travel

 Here are some questions to ask yourself when writing a time-travel story.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Blogging vs. Newsletters

 Which is a better marketing tool--blogging or emailing a newsletter?

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Action, Then Reaction

 Make sure an action happens before you character reacts to it.

Friday, April 23, 2021


 How do you transform cliched phrases into something fresh?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Picture Book Series

 How does a stand-alone picture book grow to be the first of a series?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Criticism vs. Critique

 Remember, all suggestions about your manuscript are someone's opinion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Picture Book Pagination

 Although your editor and art director will paginate your picture book (unless you're an author/illustrator), it helps to keep those page turns in mind when writing.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Author Platform

 What is an author platform, do you need one, and how do you build it?

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Agents to Avoid

 There are some types of agents you should avoid by doing your research before submitting.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Author Websites

 Everything you need to know about creating your author website.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Song Lyrics

 What are the rules about using song lyrics in your manuscript?

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Backstory and Exposition

 How to use backstory and exposition without infodumping.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Revision Tools

 Here are two tools, shrunken manuscript and spreadsheet plotting, to help you revise your manuscript.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Chapter Endings

 How do you write chapter endings that will make your readers want to turn the page?

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Twitter for Writers

 Learn how to use Twitter and increase engagement with your readers.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Picture Book Biographies

 What are types of picture book biographies are publishers buying and not buying.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Writing Grants

 Discover grants to help fund your writing journey.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Picture Book Revision

 Get your markers ready to revise your picture book.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Characterizing Thoughts

 Here are eight types of character thoughts that help the reader understand the person's character.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Locations as Characters

 The settings in your book have certain traits which can add to your plot or theme.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Romantic Subplots

 For you young adult and adult writers, here are some suggestions on how to include romantic subplots in your book.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Book Review Blogs

 Are you looking for blogs to review your book?

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Writers' Support

 There are three types of ways people can support you as you write--mentorship, critique, and accountability.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Agent Queries

 Here are some hard truths about querying agents.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Personalizing Your Query

 Make sure when you personalize your query, you don't come off as a creepy stalker.