Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Style Sheets

 What is a style sheet and why should you have one?

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022


 What is an acquisitions meeting and who attends?

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Historical Fiction

 In historical fiction, it's important to remember that the story comes first.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Point of View

 Which points of view are commonly used in writing for different ages of children and young adults?

Friday, November 25, 2022


 What's the difference between an interesting, necessary prologue and one which no one wants to read?

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Keeping a Series Fresh

Keep your series fresh with kid-friendly conflicts and changing genres.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Head Hopping

 What is "head hopping," and why can this be a problem in your story.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Giving Critiques

 Here are some hints for giving helpful critiques.

Monday, November 21, 2022

World Building

 How world building can sometimes interfere with good writing.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Continuing Your Book Promotion

 Here are ways to continue promoting your book long after the initial launch.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

"Telling" in Your Story

 Here are seven ways to find "telling" in your writing.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Reasons for Rejection

 There are many reasons your manuscript might be rejected, and only a few of them have to do with the quality of the writing.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Author Collaborations

 Collaborating with another author can be both fun and fruitful.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Is Your Book Any Good?

 How can you tell if your book is any good or not?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TV and Film Adaptations

 What is the process for getting your book adapted for TV or film?

Monday, November 14, 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Developmental Editors

 What is a developmental editor and why do you need one?

Saturday, November 12, 2022

First Paragraph

 The first paragraphy of your book may be your only change to grab your reader's attention.

Friday, November 11, 2022


 What you should know about co-authoring a book.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

School Visits

 Here are some tips to engage kids during your school visits.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022


How authors use TikTok to connect with their audience and increase sales of their books. 

Monday, November 7, 2022

Researching Literary Agents

 How do you know which literary agents might be a good match for you and your book?

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Similar Books

When you're looking for an agent, how similar is too similar to a book they already represent?

Saturday, November 5, 2022

First Pages

 Here are five micro-edits that will help hook your reader on your first pages.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Thursday, November 3, 2022

World Building

 Avoid these three pitfalls when building the world for your book.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

What is a Bestseller?

 The algorithm fora book making a best selling list has changed through the years.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Story Climax

 Here are some suggestions for writing a successful story climax.