Thursday, July 30, 2015

Avoiding the Word "Very"

There are many ways to prune all those "very" appearances from your manuscript.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book Titles

Though your publisher will likely change it, it's still worthwhile to choose the best title you can.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


If you're a picture book writer, how do you handle the illustrations?

Monday, July 27, 2015


If you quote song lyrics in your manuscript, you might want to rethink that.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book Printing

Here's a fascinating look behind the scenes at how a book is printed and bound.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Common Mistakes

What are common writing mistakes editors see and how do you avoid them?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Books in Stores

What to do if your book isn't carried in brick and mortar bookstores.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stimulus and Response

When something happens in a scene (stimulus), your characters need to have a reaction (response).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Choosing a Publisher

Money isn't the only thing to consider when choosing between publishers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Manuscript Gotchas

Seven types of things to weed out of your manuscript when you're revising.