Friday, November 21, 2014

Nonfiction

Do nonfiction books always have to have a story arc? 

http://donnabowmanbratton.blogspot.com/2011/07/do-nonfiction-picture-books-always-have.html

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dialogue Tips

Seven tools to help your dialogue be realistic, but still interesting. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-7-tools-of-dialogue

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

World Building

Here are some techniques to use when creating a fantasy world for your story. 

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/10/craft-of-writing-world-building-tips-by.html

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

University Presses

Some books are better served by a university press than a trade publisher. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/10/guest-post-margo-sorenson-on-pleasures.html

Monday, November 17, 2014

Similar Titles

When looking for an agent, how similar (or not) should your book be to his/her existing clients? 

http://literaticat.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-similar-is-too-similar-in-great.html

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Booksellers and Librarians

When it comes to marketing, booksellers and librarians are an author's best friend. 

http://publishingperspectives.com/2014/09/an-authors-best-friends-booksellers-and-librarians/

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rights Reversion

What's involved in getting the rights to your book back from your publisher?

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-request-rights-reversion-from.html

Friday, November 14, 2014

Colors

See samples of many of the colors that might be appropriate for your text. 

http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-color-thesaurus/

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rhythm

Whether or not your picture book is written in rhyme, you still need to pay attention to the rhythm of your text.

http://kidlit.com/2014/09/15/i-got-rhythm/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Agent Call

Prepare before you get the call from a prospective agent so you know what to ask. 

http://writersrumpus.com/2014/09/05/what-to-do-before-and-after-the-call-from-an-offering-literary-agent/