Thursday, November 30, 2023

Comp Titles

 How do agents and editors use comp titles?

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

MG or YA

 Is your novel upper middle grade or lower young adult?

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Connected Scenes

 Connected scenes will give your story more emotional depth.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Character Mannerisms

 You can use backstory wounds to create character mannerisms.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Action Scenes

 Good action scenes are all about the characters.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Story Ideas

 How can you tell if your story idea is worth pursuing?

Friday, November 24, 2023

Cover Letters

 Check out these suggestions for writing cover letters, pitches, and bios.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Picture Book Editing

 Here are some hints for editing your picture book.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Character Grids

 Using a character grid can help you keep track of your characters.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Newsletters Freebies

 Include freebie offers in your newsletter to encourage people to subscribe.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Rhyming Picture Books

 Writing in rhyme is more than just counting the syllables.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Ableist Tropes

 Watch out in your writing for these common ableist tropes.

Saturday, November 18, 2023


 Is it worth joining Bluesky, yet another social media platform?

Friday, November 17, 2023

Page Turns

 What will make a reader want to turn the page in a picture book?

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Online Writing Conferences

 How can you determine if an online writing conference is worth the money?

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Author Incomes

 A survey from the Authors Guild provides information about the income from writing and associated activities.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


 Here are seven tips for crafting beginnings that will hook young readers.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Book Publicity

Publicity is the free media exposure your book receives.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Chapter Books

 How are chapter books different than picture books or middle grades?

Saturday, November 11, 2023


 How do you write a great blurb?

Friday, November 10, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023


 A novel is about the story, not your technical skills.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023


 Pre-orders are a vital part of your marketing strategy.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023


 Here are some tips to use when editing your work.

Monday, November 6, 2023


 There are many ways to create a mood in your writing.

Sunday, November 5, 2023


 How can you use the plotstorming technique when building scenes in your novel?

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Email Marketing

 Here are some key terms you need to use if you do email marketing.

Friday, November 3, 2023


 Here are some things to consider when you're revising your manuscript.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Character-Driven Picture Books

 What are the must-have elements of character-driven picture books?

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Smartphones in Novels

 How do you prevent a smartphone from easily solving your characters' problems?