Thursday, August 31, 2023


 Newsletters are a great way to connect with your readers.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Memorable Characters

 How to write characters that your readers will always remember.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Writing Scams

 Don't get caught by these writing scams.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Sunday, August 27, 2023


 Here are some basic tips as you enter the query trenches.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Writing Quirks

 How to identify your writing quirks and eliminate them.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Speech Tags

 When should you use speech tags and which ones should you use?

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Book Family Tree

 Using a book family tree is a great way to figure out comp titles.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023


 What makes an editor or agent stop reading?

Tuesday, August 22, 2023


 Here are eight steps to improve the pacing in your novel.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Word Counts

 Why do word counts matter in novels?

Sunday, August 20, 2023


 When can cliches work in your writing?

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Character Arcs

 What is and isn't a character arc?

Friday, August 18, 2023

Default Objects and Gestures

There's no need to give detailed descriptions of everyday objects and gestures. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Multiple Points of View

 How do you have multiple points of view in your story without head hopping?

Wednesday, August 16, 2023


Voice is the lens through which your character views the world. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023


 How to see the positive side of rejection.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Ensemble Casts

 Here are five tips for writing books with more than one main character.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Character Arcs

What a character arc is and isn't. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

First Person POV

 What are the pros and cons of writing in first person point of view?

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Central Conflict

 Here are some tips to help you focus on the central conflict in your story.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Revising Your Plot

 How should you go about revising your plot after finishing your first draft?

Monday, August 7, 2023

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Query Letters

 Some reasons your query letter might not be working.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Word Counts

 What are the standard word counts for the different categories of children's books?

Thursday, August 3, 2023


 How you best use feedback to improve your manuscript?

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


 How to harness the power of an author newsletter.