Sunday, April 30, 2023

Picture Book Templates

 Even if you're not an illustrator, it helps to make a picture book dummy to check your pacing.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Picture Book Genres

 From nonfiction to magical realism, picture books come in many different genres.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Book Promotion

 Here are some low- or no-budget ways to promote your book.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Resubmitting to an Agent

 Is it okay to resubmit a revised manuscript to an agent if you haven't been invited to do so?

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

School Assemblies

 How to you keep kids' interest when you're presenting to hundreds of them in an assembly?

Monday, April 24, 2023

Author Bios

 Make sure to include these three essentials in your author bio.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Picture Book Biography

 Why do you need a narrative structure in a picture book biography?

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Author Income

 How do advances and royalty work in traditional publishing?

Friday, April 21, 2023

Book Awards

 Here's a list of national children's and young adult book awards.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Intellectual Property

 Working on intellectual property (IP) projects is a way to expand your writing from that based on your original ideas.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Setting and Conflict

 Your setting can provide an organic way to introduce conflict into your story.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Comp Titles

 How do you find comp (comparative) titles for your manuscript.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Profit and Loss Statements

 How do profit and loss (P&L) statements help publishers decide whether to buy your book and how big an advance you should receive.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Physical Descriptions

 How do you write physical descriptions without it being an infodump?

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Author Websites

 These are the essential pages to have on an author website.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Royalty Statements

 Royalty statements can be confusing, but here's how to read them.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Fake Agents

 Protect yourself against being scammed by fake agents.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Memoirs and Lawsuits

 How do you avoid lawsuits when writing a memoir.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Author Visits

 Check out this step-by-step guide to organize and prepare for an author visit.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Book Fairs and Festivals

 Here's a list of some of the many book festivals/fairs by state.

Sunday, April 9, 2023


How to write an ending that satisfies your readers. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Great Openings

 How do you write an opening that will make your readers want to turn the page?

Friday, April 7, 2023

Awesome Characters

 Here are seven tips for writing awesome characters.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Perfect Scenes

 How do you piece together the perfect scene?

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Graphic Novels

 Here are five tips for writing a graphic novel.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023


Here are the two most important tactics in getting emotion on the page. 

Monday, April 3, 2023

Author Intrusion

 Author intrusion is especially problematical when writing deep point of view.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Character Names

 There's power in your characters' names.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Narrative Nonfiction

 Writing narrative nonfiction begins with a plan.