Monday, December 22, 2014

Deep Point of View

When the author disappears entirely from the story, you're in your character's deep point of view. 

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/10/diving-deep-into-deep-point-of-view/

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Music for Book Trailers.

There are several sources of LEGAL music to use on your video. 

http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

Saturday, December 20, 2014

LGBTQ Stereotypes in YA

Here's a five-part blog series on how to avoid LGBTQ stereotypes in young adult novels.

http://www.malindalo.com/2010/06/avoiding-lgbtq-stereotypes-in-ya-fiction-part-5-resources/

Friday, December 19, 2014

Picture Book Structure

There are many different ways to structure your picture book. 

http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/pub/PrairieWind/?p=592

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Social Media Etiquette

Avoid social media gaffes by using these tips. 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-10-commandments-of-social-media.html

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Agency

Newly formed Rising Bear Literary Agency will represent picture book through young adult authors.

http://risingbear.com/about-us/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Signing Checklist

What to do before, during, and after your book signing event. 

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/book-signing-checklist-tip-29-52-ways-market-book/

Monday, December 15, 2014

Micro-Level Revision

After you've revised your manuscript over and over again, it's time to look at the individual words and sentences. 

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/11/craft-of-writing-micro-level-revision_7.html

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Titles

There are many different ways to choose a title, and here are some examples. 

http://taralazar.com/2014/10/31/pre-pibo-day-6-dianne-de-las-casas-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-title/

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Agent Move

Lana Popovic has switched agencies to Chalberg Sussman and is actively looking for new middle-grade and young adult clients.

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/literary-agent-spotlight-lana-popovic-of-chalberg-sussman