Monday, July 31, 2023


 Create incredible stories with powerful pacing.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Boring Characters

 That last thing you want in your story is boring characters.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Query Letters

 How to write an amazing query letter.

Friday, July 28, 2023

What Does a Publisher Do

 Here's a list and description of the many tasks a publisher does for your book.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Picture Books

 Ten tips for writing picture books.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Character Agency

 Conflict plus choices gives your character agency.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

On Submission

 What happens when your agent sends your manuscript out on submission?

Monday, July 24, 2023

Small Publishers

 How can you evaluate a small publisher's ability to get your book into stores and libraries?

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Dialogue Problems

 Here are some common dialogue problems and how to fix them.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Is Your Manuscript Ready?

 Here are some tests to show if you're manuscript is ready to submit.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Getting an Agent

 Here's a six-step strategy for landing a literary agent.

Thursday, July 20, 2023


 Can and should you resubmit to an agent or a publisher who has rejected you?

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

School Assembly Visits

 Doing a school visit to a large number of students is different than a classroom visit.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Young Audiences

 How do you keep the interest of young children during an author visit.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Characters in World Building

 Part of building the world of your story is how they characters live in it.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Comp Titles

 How do you find comp titles for your story?

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Indirect Dialogue

 What is indirect dialogue and when should you use it?

Friday, July 14, 2023

Story Settings

 How to choose the right settings for your story.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Author Newsletters

 Here are three things you must include in your author newsletter to please your subscribers.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Picture Book Format

 Here are the basics of the picture book format, including why the standard page count is 32.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Author Websites

 Eight mistakes you're making on your author website.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Quick Pitches

 How to boil your pitch down to the essential information.

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Advance Reader Copies

 What are advance reader copies (ARCs) and how are they used?

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Word Lists

 Here's the Dolch Sight Word Lists to use when writing easy readers.

Friday, July 7, 2023


 Support other authors by cross-promoting their books with yours.

Thursday, July 6, 2023


 What are the age levels for the different categories of children's books?

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Plot Points

 What are the different kinds of plot points and how do you use them?

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Graphic Novels

 Here's an explanation of how to write a graphic novel.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Rule of Three

 What is the rule of three and how can you use it to improve your writing?

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Deep Third POV

 Is deep third a real point of view for your story?