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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Introducing Your Main Character

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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Myths About Dialogue

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Endpages in hardback picture books help justify their higher price.

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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Middle Grade or Young Adult

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Reader Pet Peeves

What bothers readers about a book?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

How Not to Start a Novel

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Picture Book Agents

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Funny Novels

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