Thursday, July 30, 2015

Avoiding the Word "Very"

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

http://writerswrite.co.za/45-ways-to-avoid-using-the-word-very

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book Titles

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

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2015/05/10-tips-for-choosing-right-book-title.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Illustrations

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

http://www.underdown.org/picture-books-illustrations.htm

Monday, July 27, 2015

Permissions

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

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/06/query-question-permission-we-dont-need.html

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book Printing

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

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2015/06/to-the-printer-we-go/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Common Mistakes

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

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/interview-with-emma-d-dryden.html

Friday, July 24, 2015

Books in Stores

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

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2015/06/marketing-for-savvy-authors-your-book.html

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stimulus and Response

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

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2015/06/stimulus-and-response-finding-your-way.html

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Choosing a Publisher

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

http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/choosing-best-publisher/

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Manuscript Gotchas

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

http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com/2014/05/editing-in-layers-seven-things-to.html