Sunday, December 31, 2023

Types of Editors

 Different types of editors help improve your work in different ways.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Novel Steps

 Here are thirteen steps in writing a novel.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Chapter Length

 The length of your chapters will affect the pacing of the story.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Traditional Publishing

 What are the steps to getting your book traditionally published?

Wednesday, December 27, 2023


 The tone of your manuscript should be appropriate to its category and genre.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Filter Words

 Filter words distance your reader from your characters and story.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Picture Book Revision

 Here are some questions to ask of your manuscript when revising a picture book.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Kids' Book Blogs

 If you're interested in kids' books, then these blogs are for you.

Saturday, December 23, 2023


 Here is some basic information about copyrights and the law.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Book Descriptions

 Writing a short book description is harder than you might think.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Setting as Character

 The setting of your book can act as another character.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Rhyming Picture Books

 Now all picture books need to be written in rhyme, but if you choose to do so, do it well.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Self Editing

 Here are some tips and tricks for editing your own manuscripts.

Monday, December 18, 2023


 How do you give true depth to your characters?

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Traditional vs. Self Publishing

 How do you decide whether traditional or self publishing is for you?

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Nonfiction Picture Books

 Here are four tips for writing nonfiction picture books.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Many Characters

 If your story has a large cast of characters, it's important to make them individuals.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Story Climax

 How do you write a story climax that's satisfying to your readers?

Monday, December 11, 2023

Selling Books at School Visits

 How to you arrange to have your books sold at school visits?

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Verbal Comedy

 Add humor to your writing through the use of verbal comedy.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Character Descriptions

 What's the secret to writing effective character descriptions?

Friday, December 8, 2023

Pub Date

 What should you expect on your book's publication date?

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Pagination in Queries

 Should you indicate page numbers on your picture book manuscript submission?

Wednesday, December 6, 2023


 How do you use structure even when you don't want to?

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Manuscript Formatting

 How do you format your manuscript for submission?

Monday, December 4, 2023

Graphic Novels

 What do you include in a graphic novel pitch packet?

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Author Visits

 Here are some hints to get you started with author visits.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Secondary Characters

 Here are some ways to make your readers care about your secondary characters.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Clothing Choices

 How do your characters' clothing choices reflect their personality?