Monday, May 31, 2021

Evergreen Books

 We all want our books to be evergreens--ones that generations of kids will read.

Sunday, May 30, 2021


 Even if you don't write fantasy or science fiction, you still have to build the world your character lives in.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Guest Posting

 Guest posting on other people's blogs is a good way to expand your audience.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Nonfiction Research

 Writing nonfiction requires a lot of researching and re-researching.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Finding an Agent

 Here's a six-step strategy to optimize your search for a literary agent.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Informational Fiction

 Informational fiction is fiction that includes a great deal of nonfiction in it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021


 You might want to check your manuscript for these cliches.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Picture Book Endings

 There are many techniques to give your picture the perfect ending.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Better Dialogue

 Here are 19 tips for writing better dialogue.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Plot Mistakes

 Here are seven don'ts when plotting your manual.

Friday, May 21, 2021

How to Make Your Manuscript Stronger

 One easy tip to make your manuscript (whether pb, mg, or ya) stronger, is to read it out loud.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Secondary Characters

 Your protagonist needs secondary characters to help and hinder reaching a goal.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Email Newsletters

 What every writer needs to know about starting and maintaining an email newsletter.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Adults in Children's Books

 How do you write adult characters in children's books but ensuring the child still solves the problem?

Monday, May 17, 2021

Writing Rules vs. Writing Fashion

 Do you follow the rules for writing or the current fashion?

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Picture Book Structure

 There are so many options in how to structure you picture book.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Multi-Author Events

 Join with other authors to create events that will bring in more readers.

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Perfect Agent

 The perfect agent is one who is perfect for you and your book.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Podcast Interviews

 How can you make your podcast interview both interesting and informative to the listeners?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Picture Book Themes

 The theme of your picture book is as important as the characters and the plot.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Story Endings

 How do you craft an ending to your story that leaves your readers satisfied?

Monday, May 10, 2021

Connections to Characters

 How do you help your readers make an emotional connection with your characters?

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Form Rejections

 What does it mean when you get a form rejection?

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Physical Descriptions

 Here are some tips on how to give a physical description of your character.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Eight-Point Arc

 The eight-point arc, similar to the three-act structure, is one of many possible ways to plot.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Comparison Books

 If you're looking for comps for your book, here are some things to keep in mind.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Reasons for Rejection

Here are a few reasons your manuscript may be rejected that have nothing to do with the quality of the writing.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Prose Poetry

 Prose poetry combines aspects of both prose and poetry.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Deep POV

 Using deep third-person point of view brings your readers closer to your character.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

eARCs, NetGalley, and Edeweiss

 Here are three ways your publisher gets pre-published manuscripts into the hands of reviewers.