Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
If you’re not sure whether your manuscript is really ready for publishing professionals, this is for you. Find out how to detect if something needs fixing in your story – BEFORE you submit.
Amy Koerner shares with us SIX key things that make the stories of Heinrich Hoffmann such lasting and successful classics.
If you want to be traditionally published but don’t yet have an agent, you need this list. Here are publishers currently accepting submissions from writers and illustrators.
After a long time away from GSB, I’m back. This is my story, involving 30-seconds as a spy and a dawn of realization at the poolside. Rewriting the writer is sometimes hard to do.
If you’re getting a manuscript ready for a publisher’s eyes, be sure to do it right. First: what NOT to do. These are the ways writers get deleted or blacklisted.
Crafting a chapter book is harder than you might expect. Get the low-down on structure, language and pacing for a traditional chapter book and learn what it really takes to do it right.
Expressing a character’s Inner Thoughts is the exact opposite of the whole “show don’t tell” mantra and philosophy we hear from every corner. But still – we DO need those Inner Thoughts. Here’s how to do it right.
A chain story is my personal favorite type of predictable story structure. Here’s what it is, with some great examples.
Deciding your Author Niche is an important ingredient in successfully selling yourself to readers, agents and editors alike. Take these 4 steps!
Whether you are in the midst of a blog tour or just wanting to share your thoughts, GSB welcomes you. Here’s the skinny on GSB’s Guest Blog Guidelines.
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