Friday, June 30, 2023


 How to write an author newsletter that people will want to read.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Hooking Your Readers

 Here are three tips to hook your readers from the first pages.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Unagented Submissions

 Here's a list of 100+ publishers who accept unagents submissions.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Internal Narrative

 Using internal narration can help show who your character really is.

Monday, June 26, 2023


 Properly used, cliches can add to your writing.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Picture Book Series

 What's involved in writing a picture book series or a sequel?

Friday, June 23, 2023


 Here are eight ways to start a novel.

Thursday, June 22, 2023


 How do you use prologues and flashbacks to tell your backstory?

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Author Websites

 Do you need an author website?

Tuesday, June 20, 2023


 What does it take to successfully form a co-writing creative partnership?

Monday, June 19, 2023

Agents or Editors

 Should you submit to an agent or an editor?

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Generic Reactions

 Make your writing more interesting by avoiding these generic reactions.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Translating a Novel

 Why you shouldn't use Google translate to create a foreign language version of your book.

Friday, June 16, 2023


 Hints on how to outline your book.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Story Elements

 What are the building blocks of a story?

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Nonfiction Book Proposal

 What should you include in a nonfiction book proposal?

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Show, Don't Tell

 Here are some suggestion on how to fix when you've told instead of shown.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Querying Agents

 Here are nine don'ts when querying agents.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Submission Ready?

 Here's a checklist to see if your work is ready to submit.

Saturday, June 10, 2023


 Avoid these ten common cliches in your writing.

Friday, June 9, 2023


 What is an advance and how do they work?

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Action Scenes

How to write action scenes to make your readers feel that they are there.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023


 How to write a one-sentence pitch for your work.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Book Proposal

 Most nonfiction books are sold by proposal, and here's a template you can follow.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Graphic Novel Series

 Should you write your graphic novel as a stand-alone or a series?

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Audio Books

 Will your book be made into an audio book?

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Book Deals

 Here are the ins and outs of book deals.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023


 Eleven things writers should understand about copyrights.