Thursday, February 29, 2024

Hybrid Publishers

 Here are some red flags to look for when choosing a hybrid publisher.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Writing Rules

It's okay to sometimes break the writing rules. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Maximizing Submission Chances

 Here are some tips to maximize your chance of having a successful submission.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Relationship Plots

 Where are the turning points in your relationship plot?

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Author Platform

Having an author platform is not mandatory for marketing most writing. 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Kidlit Nonfiction

 How do you write nonfiction that kids will want to read?

Friday, February 23, 2024


 Here are some tips for getting emotion on the page.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Press Releases

 Do you still need press releases in this digital age?

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Dialogue in Fiction

 Use less dialogue and more action in fiction.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Character Backgrounds

 Knowing your characters' backgrounds will help you write more rounded characters.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Writing Retreats

 Make your writing retreat pay off.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Character Development Exercises

 Here are some exercises to use in developing a fully realized character.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Story Structure Timing

 How perfect does the timing have to be in your story structure?

Friday, February 16, 2024

Character Names

 How do you choose the perfect names for your characters?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Point of View

 There are many ways to play with point of view in your story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Conference Networking

 How to network at conferences without it being weird.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Character Voice

 Differentiate your characters by giving each a distince voice.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Funny Picture Books

 Kids love humor in the books they read.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Great Characters

Here are some hints for developing great characters. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Multiple Plotlines

 It can be confusing to keep track of multiple plotlines in your book.

Friday, February 9, 2024


 Unanswered questions can add tension to your writing.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Confusing Your Reader

 Here are some reasons why your reader might be confused when reading your book.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024


If you're writing a picture book, you should make a storyboard (even if you're not an illustrator). 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Picture Books

 Here are nine things that make a picture book successful.

Author Visits

 Here are some tips to get started with author visits.

Monday, February 5, 2024


 Work on the pacing in your novel to keep your readers turning the page.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Newsletter Freebies

Get more subscribers for your newsletter by providing freebies. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

YA Writers and Teens

 If you're writing a young adult novel, you should know about the life of teens.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Plot Problems

 There are several reasons why you're plot might not be working.

Thursday, February 1, 2024


 Here are some hints for using wordplay in your writing.