Friday, March 31, 2023

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Independent Book Stores

 How can you build relationships with independent book stores?

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Author Websites

 What are the basic types of author websites and what are each of them good for?

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Plot Holes

What are common plot holes and how do you fix them? 

Monday, March 27, 2023

Image Research

 How do you find images to use with your nonfiction book?

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Bloated Word Counts

 How do you trim your word count without sacrificting your story?

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Writing Rules

 Following these writing rules will help make your words shine.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Contract Red Flags

 Here are some red flags that indicate possible problems in your publishing contract.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Vivid Descriptions

 Vivid descriptions create images in your readers' minds.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Wordiness in Picture Books

 Here are some hints to tighten up your picture book manuscript by eliminating wordiness.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Action-Based Scenes

 What are some reasons your action-based scene might not be working?

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Nonfiction Titles

 Here are some tips for choosing a great title for your nonfiction book.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Children's Book Awards

 Here's a list of children's book awards that aren't from ALSC.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023


 The ability to negotiate is a useful skill for every writer.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Show Don't Tell

Three ways "show, don't tell" can strengthen you're writing. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Action Scenes

How do you write compelling action-packed scenes? 

Monday, March 13, 2023

Character Backstory

 How do you seamlessly include a character's backstory?

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Author Blogs

 Is it worthwhile for an author to blog or send out a newsletter?

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Vocal Cues

 Your characters' vocal cues can show their hidden emotion.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Legal Issues

Avoid these legal issues when writing your book. 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Character Needs

 Here are five things your character needs.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Literary Agent Blogs

 Follow these agent blogs for writing tips and publishing information.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Adding Depth

 Here are some suggestions for adding depth to your scenes.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Tracking Your Submissions

 It's important to keep track of what you submitted and where you sent it to.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Describing Settings

 Avoid these mistakes when describing settings.

Friday, March 3, 2023


 Here are some tips for overcoming your writing procrastination.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

DramatIc Moments

 The reaction of your characters is what makes a moment dramatic.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Funny Picture Books

 One tip for writing humorous picture books is to give your characters funny names.