Friday, September 30, 2022

Disability in Publishing

Disability in Publishing in an organization focusing on disability/health inclusivity in the publishing industry. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022


 To prologue or not--that is the question.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Making a Graphic Novel

 Follow the steps it took to create a graphic novel.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Rhyming Picture Books

 Writing in rhyme isn't easy, but here are some tips to help you along the way.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Building Tension

 Build tension in your story by encourage the reader to ask questions.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Narrative Voice

 The narrative voice is the voice of the storyteller, that is, the author.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Types of Self-Editing

 Here's an explanation of the various types of self-editing including checklists.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Getting an Agent

 The most important step in getting in agent is to write a great book.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Funny Stories

 Kids love reading funny stories, and here are some hints about how to write them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fluff Words

 Get rid of these fluffy, unnecessary words that slow down your story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Author Websites

 Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up your author website.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Query Rejections

 Here's what not to do if you don't want your query to be instantly rejected before the agent even gets to your sample pages.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Websites for Picture Book Creators

 Here's a great list of websites of use to picture book authors and illustrators.

Saturday, September 17, 2022


 Here are some tips for writing a synopsis for your book.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Character Goals

 A strong plot requires a strong goal for the character(s).

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Resubmitting a Manuscript

 If an agent or editor didn't ask for a revise and resubmit, can you (and should you) still send it again?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Screen Adaptations

 What's the process of bringing and adapting a book to screen?

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Chapter Book Series

 Four things to consider before writing a chapter book series.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Categories of Children's Books

Here's information about the categories of children's books, from picture book to young adult.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Revise and Resubmit

 What does it mean if you receive a revise and resubmit from an agent or editor, and should you do it?

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Writing Myths

 Don't derail your writing career by falling for these writing myths.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Marketing and Promotion

 What's the difference between marketing and promotion, and how does the author fit into either of these?

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Character Thoughts

 There are many different ways to show what your character is thinking.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Research for Fiction

 How deeply do you need to research if you're writing fiction?

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Great Endings

 Here are five must-haves to give your book a great ending.

Monday, September 5, 2022

First Drafts

 Watch out for these traps if you try and rush your first draft.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Query Rejections

 Maybe your query was rejected because you didn't do a good enough job of selling your book.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Suspense and Tension

Suspense and tension work together to increase the impact of your story. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Writing tics

 Whether they're overused words, phrases, dialogue, or gestures, we all have personal tics that slip into our writing.