Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Writing a Series

When you're writing a series, the subsequent books usually have to be written quickly. 

http://acrowesnest.blogspot.com/2014/06/dianne-writing-series-what-i-didnt-know.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Picture Book Revision

Here are some common problems in picture book manuscripts and how to correct them. 

http://www.writingforchildrenandteens.com/revision/revision-9-1-1-for-fiction-picture-books/

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pacing

Get your story moving and keep it moving. 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/06/pacing-in-your-book-get-us-moving-and.html

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Essential Story Ingredients

Make sure your stories contain these five vital ingredients. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-5-essential-story-ingredients

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nonfiction Detectives

Two librarians review the best nonfiction books for children. 

http://www.nonfictiondetectives.com/

Friday, July 25, 2014

Writing Contests

Winning a writing contest can boost your confidence and maybe even lead to greater things. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/06/guest-post-janci-patterson-on-writing.html

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Agent

Alexander Slater of Trident Media Group is looking for children's, middle-grade, and young adult authors.

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-literary-agent-alert-alexander-slater-of-trident-media-group

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unusual Words

Add interest to your writing by using fun and different words. 

http://taralazar.com/2014/06/09/list-of-200-fun-cool-and-interesting-words/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Agent Offers

What do you do after an agent says, "Yes?" 

http://literaticat.blogspot.com/2014/06/all-about-offer-etiquette-and-how-to.html

Monday, July 21, 2014

Writing Dialogue

Remember that written dialogue is different than real speech. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/06/guest-post-giveaway-kristen-tracy-on.html