Saturday, September 30, 2023

Small Publishers

 Here are some tips to evaluate a smaller publisher.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Authentic Characters

 Authentic Characters help your readers connect to your story.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Character Change in Picture Books

 How do you show character growth within the limited word count of picture books?

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Writing Children's Books

 Here are ten tips for writing kids' books.

Monday, September 25, 2023


Where in your story should you begin to figure out your plot--beginning, middle, or end?

Sunday, September 24, 2023


 Lampshading in writing is when you call out attention to to cliche or contrived element, particularly in dialogue.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Rhyming Nonfiction

 Here are some tips to using rhyme when writing nonfiction.

Friday, September 22, 2023


 What is subtext and how can you use it in your story?

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Book Blurbs

 How do book blurbs work and are they a worthwhile part of marketing?

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Picture Book Elements

 What are the parts that make up a picture book?

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


 Here are some tips to building your newsletter list.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Children's Poetry

 How do you write a collection of poems for children and get it published?

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Scene Openings

 Here are some tips to ensure a smooth opening for your scenes.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Stages of Writing

 Here are six stages of writing, including the dreaded "bang your head against the wall."

Friday, September 15, 2023

Activist Picture Books

 How to write an activist picture book without being didactice.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Multiple Storylines

 Do all your multiple storylines work?

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Chracter Relationships

 You can think of the relationship between your characters as another character in the story.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Researching STEM Topics

 Here are five steps to research for your STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) book.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Read to Improve Your Writing

 How to read with intent in order to elevate your writing.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Rhyming Mistakes

 Avoid these five mistakes when writing in rhyme.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Author Notes and Afterwords

 What is typically included in an author note or afterword?

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Verse Novels

 What is a verse novel and how do you revise it?

Monday, September 4, 2023


 How has the acquisitions process changed through the years?

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Writing From All Sides

 It's important to see all the elements of your story through different eyes.

Saturday, September 2, 2023


 It's easy to fall back on cliches in your writing, but resist the urge.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Picture Book Length

 Picture books are short, so tighten up your manuscript.