Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guaranteed Rejection

Here are some way to almost guarantee that an agent or editor will reject your manuscript.

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-to-guarantee-rejection-top-10-ways.html

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Author Websites

What information should you include on your author website?

http://blog.leeandlow.com/2015/04/08/book-marketing-101-what-to-put-on-your-author-website/

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dating Your Manuscript

Should you include current technology and pop references to flesh out your story or should you leave them out so your book is timeless?

http://kidlit.com/2010/11/19/references-and-dating-your-manuscript/

Monday, May 25, 2015

Setting and POV

Your setting is filtered through the point of view character's senses.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/04/pov-secret-to-creating-memorable-setting.html

Sunday, May 24, 2015

School Visit Packet

Before your school visit, send out a packet containing all the information they will need to make your visit a success.

http://coolschoolvisits.com/2015/03/09/dont-forget-advance-promotional-materials/#more-94

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Extra Facts in Picture Books

Remember, in picture books, you can always show those fascinating facts in the illustrations or mention them in the back matter.

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2015/03/those-fascinating-facts-keep-or-cut/

Friday, May 22, 2015

Awards and School Visits

If your book receives awards, will that increase your school visit invitations?

http://coolschoolvisits.com/2015/04/30/will-awards-net-you-more-author-visit-invitations/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Verse Novels

Create an image system for novels in verse to tie together the plot and increase characterization.

http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=13068

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How Many Queries

How many queries does it take to land an agent?

http://writersrumpus.com/2015/04/24/how-many-queries-does-it-take-to-get-an-agent/

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dialogue Tags

You don't need to use dialogue tags to indicate the speaker.  

http://io9.com/he-said-she-said-is-there-any-cooler-way-to-show-di-1686396684