Saturday, December 31, 2022

Log Lines

 A log line is a one sentence pitch for your story.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Movement and Deep POV

 How do use movement to enhance a story's deep point of view?

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Writing Descriptions

 Make sure your descriptions serve your story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Middle Grade Novels

 How to write middle grade novels that kids will love.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Fictional Characters and Copyright

 Are fictional characters protected under copyright law?

Monday, December 26, 2022


 What's involved in successfully co-authoring a novel?

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Author Websites

Why is it important for an author to have a website? 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Choosing Ideas for a Novel

 How do you decide what to write about in your novel?

Friday, December 23, 2022

Novel Revisions

 Here are three hints to help when revising your novel.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Trimming Word Counts

 Here are some tips for trimming the word count in your manuscript.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Revising Book Galleys

 Here are some tips for when it comes time to revise your book galley.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Personal Experiences and Writing

 Do you need to have experienced something personally in order to write about it?

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Structural Timing

 Often called the beats in your story, the structural timing reflects the pacing of your story.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Revise and Resubmit

 Does receiving a revise and resubmit always leads to an offer of representation or a contract?

Friday, December 16, 2022

Marketing Online and Offline

How can your online and offline marketing efforts have a synergistic effect?

Thursday, December 15, 2022


 Whether you call it cause and effect, stimulus and response, or action and reaction, your character needs to respond to the push of the story.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022


 Here are some tips for submitting to literary agents.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Character Voice

 Every character should have a unique voice, and it shouldn't be the authors.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Marketing Strategies

 The first marketing strategy is to start early--before your book comes out.

Saturday, December 10, 2022


 Here are some tips for pitching your book, whether virtually or in person.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Introverted Authors

 As an author you're often in public situations, which may be difficult if you're an introvert. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Chapter Structure

 A chapter break is a signal to the reader to pause.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022


 Here are four essential elements for starting a scene.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Publishing Terms

 Here's a list of about 150 publishing terms and jargon.

Saturday, December 3, 2022


 Here are some tips for writing emotionally affecting fiction.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Middle Grade Novels

 What makes a novel middle grade and what are some common themes?

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Anecdotal Writing

 Anecdotal writing is a series of "this happened" then "that happened" without any cause and effect.