Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prologues

Not all prologues are created equal. 

http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/4-types-of-prologues/

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shorter is Sweeter

When you write picture books, you need to pare the text to the bare minimum. 

http://picturebookbuilders.com/2014/09/shorter-really-is-sweeter/

Monday, October 20, 2014

Writing Scams

Beware of scams perpetrated by authors and/or malicious others.

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2012/10/beware-seven-deadly-writing-scams.html 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Children's Agent

Rachel Brooks from the L. Perkins Agency is looking for fun picture books in addition to novels.

http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/09/introducing-agent-rachel-brooks-from-l.html

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Poetic Lines

How do you decide where to end each line in a poem. 

http://thelinebreak.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/lineation/

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grandparent Names

Lists of grandparent names, from the traditional to the trendy. 

http://www.grandparents.com/family-and-relationships/grandparent-names/grandparent-names

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

First Drafts

You've finished your first draft. Now what? 

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/02/from-pathetic-to-professional-8-ways-to.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Virtual Author Visits

What's the best way to give a presentation when you're not there in person?

http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2014/09/10-tips-for-great-virtual-author-visits.html

Monday, October 13, 2014

E-Queries

How do you format email queries? 

http://www.literaryrambles.com/2009/12/how-do-i-format-my-e-query.html