Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
No one writes gold with the first draft. But how do you identify what needs fixing? Here are the 5 steps you should take to fix your story.
How many narrative threads does it take to make a great story? It depends on the story type. Find out what your thread count should be.
Self publishing, traditional, hybrid and more: here are ALL the ways you might get your book on the market. This is about how to publish.
Find out how to use characterization to create characters that step right off the page. Get the 5 essential forms of Characterization.
If you’re really, really down – it can keep you from doing anything at all, let alone write. Here’s how to overcome depression so you can write again. I promise this works!
If you have a book on the market, you need to get that moving – selling. Here’s the definitive 16-Point Checklist of everything you should consider doing.
What exactly is a Cumulative Tale and what might be involved in writing one? Get the skinny on this classic folktale form that is still in demand.
Kristin Norell is the new International Sales Director at Chronicle Books, one of my favorite publishers. I got to meet her at the Frankfurt Buchmesse and she shared some insider news.
Kimara Nye of Maverick Books was able to share with me some insights into publishing. Includes a great tip for writers – one even new to me.
What I found out about Nujeen Mustafa surprised me and impressed upon me the importance of books. Read about this teenaged author and how her story might help inspire your own.
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