Monday, February 28, 2022

Specific Details

Giving specific details can help connect the description to your character. 

Sunday, February 27, 2022


 How can you use clothing to energize your plot and help define your characters?

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Finding a Literary Agent

 What are the steps to finding the perfect literary agent for you and your work?

Friday, February 25, 2022

Writing Magic in the Real World

 How do you inject magical elements into an everyday, real-world setting?

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Literary Techniques in Picture Books

 Picture books are the perfect place to use literary techniques such as metaphor and repetition.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Writing Tips

 Here are six simple writing tips to get you (or keep you) on the right track.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022


 How to you use your brand to capture and keep a possible reader's attention is our busy world?

Monday, February 21, 2022

Character Skills

 Help your characters stand out from each other by giving them different skills.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Who Are Your Readers?

 Do you know who your intended audience is and why that matters?

Saturday, February 19, 2022

"Kill Your Darlings"

 We've all heard the phrase, "kill your darlings," but how do you go about doing that?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Doorways into Story

 Do you approach your writing through character, scene, word choice, or by the story itself?

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Revising Scene by Scene

 There are many approaches to revising, but one of them is doing so scene by scene.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Choosing a Title

 What are some tips on choosing a good title (even though it may be later changed)?

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Bad Writing Advice

Not all suggestions you receive about your manuscript are good ones.

Monday, February 14, 2022

How to Tell When Appropriate

 Sometimes it's appropriate to tell, not show, and here are some tips on how to do that well.

Sunday, February 13, 2022


 How do you know when you've done enough research?

Saturday, February 12, 2022


 What do agents look for in a synopsis?

Friday, February 11, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Books for Tweens

 How do you write for that gap between middle grade and young adult books?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Finding a Literary Agent

 The first and most important step in finding a literary agent is to write a great book.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Sense of Touch

 How can you incorporate your characters' sense of touch into your story?

Monday, February 7, 2022


 How does it work when you collaborate with another author on a manuscript?

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Paying for an Author Visit

 There are many ways to fund having an author visit your school.


 How do you create your brand and use it to turn that into sales and loyal readers?

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Seven Deadly Query Sins

 How to write a query that won't end up in spam or be ignored.

Friday, February 4, 2022


 Self editing can help take your manuscript to the next level.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Book Reviews

 Why are book reviews important and how can you find places to get them.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Middle Grade

 Here are some tips on how to write a middle grade novel that kids will clamor to read.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Revising After Feedback

 Be careful not to overcorrect after receiving a critique on your manuscript.