Sunday, October 31, 2021

Children's Books Age Levels

 What are the usual age ranges for each category of children's book?

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Literary Themes

 A novel's theme is the central idea of the book.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Critique Groups

 What are the pluses and minuses of being in a critique group?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Personalized Queries

 How to personalize your query letter and why you should do so.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Writing Friends

 Writing can get mighty lonely, so it's important to having writing friends both to critique your manuscripts and support you in your writing.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Middle Grade Heroes

 What traits made a middle grade character compelling and heroic?

Monday, October 25, 2021

Picture Book Structure

 After trying out different possibilities, you eventually have to commit to a structure for your picture book.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Switching Agents Within an Agency

 What's the appropriate way to ask to switch to another agent within the same agency?

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Literary Devices

 Here's a list of 44 common literary devices you can use to bring your book to the next level.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Publishing Time

 Why does it seem to take so long to receive a response from agents and editors?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Revision Phases

 Revision is never just a one and done process.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


 You have a limited amount of time to pitch your book to an agent or editor, so use it wisely.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

After Acquisition

 What happens between the time your book is acquired and it hits the bookstore shelves?

Monday, October 18, 2021


 If you're having problems with your story, maybe you need to look more into its structure.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Revision Tips

 Here are eight detailed suggestions of what to do and look for when revising.

Saturday, October 16, 2021


 Here are twelve pacing problems and how to fix them.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Omniscient Narrators

 There are several types of third-person points of view, and omniscient narrator is one of them.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Choosing a Publicist

As you publish more books, what you need from a publicist will change. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Plot or Character

 Is it better to start thinking about a novel with a character or with a plot?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Present Tense

 Should you write your novel in present tense?

Monday, October 11, 2021

Publishing Scammers

 How do you stay safe from falling into a publishing scam?

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Describing Action

 Describe actions in chronological order--this happenned, then that--so you don't confuse your readers.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Point of View

 What's the real deal about the different points of view?

Friday, October 8, 2021

Humorous Picture Books

 Here's a practical guide for writing humorous picture books even if you're not naturally funny.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Rule of Three

 What is it about trios that works so well in your writing.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Picture Book Structure

 Once you've chosen a picture book structure, you need to commit to it through the entire manuscript.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Querying After Being Agented

 How do you approach the query process after leaving your agent?

Monday, October 4, 2021

Comp Titles

 How do you come up with good comparative titles to your book?

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Picture Book Tips

 Here are twenty tips for writing the best picture book possible.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Ending a Story

 Here are three things you should know about how to end your story and leave your readers satisfied.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Song Lyrics

 Here are the guidelines on using song lyrics in your work and how to obtain permission.