Monday, April 21, 2014

Unlikeable Protagonists

A main character doesn't have to be likeable to be interesting and complicated, worthy of knowing better.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

How to Write a Query Letter

The purpose of your short query letter is to attract an agent's interest enough to request more of your work.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Writing is Seeing

Author Kate DiCamillo tells us writers see and pay attention.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Emotional Anticipation

Build tension to build your character's emotions.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Picture Books

Author George Shannon blogs about all things picture book.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Synopsis Checklist

Make sure your synopsis covers all these points before you send it out.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Middle Grade Nonfiction

Here are some tips for writing nonfiction for the middle-grade level.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Slush Pile

Here's how a first reader describes the reality of the slush pile.