Saturday, April 30, 2022

New Agents

 What are the pros and cons of signing with someone new to being a literary agent?

Friday, April 29, 2022

Opening Pages

Setting, character age, and character description are important to include in the opening of your book.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Author Website

 Why is it important to have an author website?

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Generic Reactions

 It's important to have your character react to events, but avoid using overused words and actions.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


 Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, you'll usually end up having to research some fact to make your story more believable.

Monday, April 25, 2022


 What can you add to your manuscript to make it funny for a child reader?

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Marketing Tips

 It's great that your book is published, but now you need to find readers for it.


 Do blurbs actually help sell books?

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Multiple Points of View

 When writing through multiple points of view, you have to make sure to keep their voices distinct.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Verse novels

 Writing in verse is not just adding line breaks to your manuscript in prose.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Publishing in Multiple Genres

 How do you keep your ideas, writing, and marketing efforts straight when you're working in multiple genre's.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


 Instead of doing infodumps, weave flashbacks into your story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Historical Interests

 How do you mine information from your historical obsession to make it a good story/

Monday, April 18, 2022

Author Voice

 We all know that your author voice is important to your writing, but how do you find it?

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Chapter Books

Chapter books help young readers transition from picture books to middle grade books.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Finding Comp Titles

Here are some tips to find comp(arative) titles for your story.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Picture Book Characters

 How do you create memorable picture book characters that you're audience will want to read about over and over again?

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Multiple Points of View

It can be tricky keeping your characters' distinct when writing from multiple points of view.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Kidlit Sales

 Good news--the sale of children's books is rising.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


 Imagery is a great tool for your writer's toolbox.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Social Media Platforms

 What are the different social media platforms and which are best for you and your writing?

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Present or Past

 Which tense is the best one to use in telling your story?

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Writer's CV

 A writer's CV is different than one you'd use for a non-writing job or contest application.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Guest Posting

 Writing a post for someone else's blog is a good way to expand the audience for your book.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Character Descriptions

 Describing your characters, and not just the physical appearances, can help bring them to life.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Gamify Your Nonfiction Book

 One way to structure your nonfiction book is to make it a game for the reader.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Comp Titles

 Avoid these pitfalls when using comp(arative) titles to your book.

Monday, April 4, 2022


 Here are some simple tips to writing your synopsis.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Letting Manuscripts Rest

 There are many advantages to letting your writing percolate.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Computer Crashes

 Here are some steps to recover your lost data, but most importantly, set up a backup system for your files.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Children's Dialogue

 Remember that when writing dialogue for children, they don't speak the same way adults do.