Sunday, September 21, 2014

Being a Writer

Contrary to what you might think, you don't need any of these things to be a successful writer. 

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/08/wow-wednesday-10-things-you-dont-need.html

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Introducing Your Main Character

Fourteen things to do (or not to do) to introduce your protagonist. 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2011/09/14-dos-and-donts-for-introducing-your.html

Friday, September 19, 2014

Myths About Dialogue

Don't believe everything you're told about writing dialogue. 

http://www.jeshays.com/?p=662

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Endpages

Endpages in hardback picture books help justify their higher price. 

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2014/08/do-hardback-childrens-picture-books.html

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Selling Your Picture Book

Here are some things to think about as you try to find a publisher for your picture book.

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-sell-your-picture-book

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Middle Grade or Young Adult

What are the key differences between middle grade and young adult novels? 

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-key-differences-between-middle-grade-vs-young-adult

Monday, September 15, 2014

Reader Pet Peeves

What bothers readers about a book? 

http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2014/08/reader-pet-peeves.html

Sunday, September 14, 2014

How Not to Start a Novel

Here are a few things not to put in your opening pages. 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-not-to-start-novel-four-things-to.html

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Picture Book Agents

Not all agents represent picture books. Here's a list of some that do. 

http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/mondays-with-mandy-or-mira/100-picture-book-agents

Friday, September 12, 2014

Funny Novels

Why you should (and shouldn't!) write humorous novels. 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-write-funny-novelsand-why-you.html