Sunday, June 30, 2024

Inner Conflict

 How do you write compelling inner conflict?

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Query Letters

 Here's how to nail your query letter.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Freelance Editors

 Is it worthwhile to use a freelance editor and how do you find a good one?

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Kid's Mysteries

 Here are three tips for writing mysteries for kids.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Book Marketing Misconceptions

 Implement the book marketing activities that help your sales.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Industry Standards

 If you're independently publishing, you'll want to make sure your book follows these industry standards.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Story Endings

 Use these tips to troubleshoot your story's ending.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Ensemble Casts

 How do you structure your ensemble cast with plotlines?

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Writing Elements

 Use these five elements of writing to immerse your reader in your story.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Literary Agent Etiquette

 There are some basic rules of etiquette you should follow when interacting with an agent.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Types of Scenes

 Here are eight different types of scenes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024


 There are various types of editing involved in getting your story publishing ready.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Negative Space

 What is negative space in a story and how do you use it?

Monday, June 17, 2024


 What are copyrights and how do they work in practice?

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Marketing Plan

Creating a marketing plan you can actually follow.

Saturday, June 15, 2024


 When do you need (and not need) a prologue?

Friday, June 14, 2024

Saggy Middles

 How do you eliminate the saggy middle of your story?

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Great Characters

 Here are 19 tips to develop great characters.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Picture Book Word Count

 Here are some tips to reduce the word count in your picture book.

Monday, June 10, 2024

New York Times Bestsellers

What criteria are used to get a book on the New York Times bestseller lists?

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Character's Impact on Plot

 Know your characters by examining their impact on the plot.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Small Presses

 Here are some things to consider before submitting to a small (or even big) press.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Character Reactions

 Here are some character reactions--both positive and negative.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Self Publishing

 Here are some questions to ask yourself before self publishing.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Character Setup

 There are several emotions you need to setup for your character at the start of your book.


 Here's what you need to know when working with a publicist.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Social Media

 Here are some observations about using social media in marketing.

Monday, June 3, 2024


 The audience for your book is not "everyone."

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024


 If you self-publish, do you need to get an ISBN?