Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
What exactly should a query letter include – and does it matter what kind of manuscript you’re sending? Find out here.
How to use incredible character archetypes to create characters that really move us – with intention. Plus 3 points you need BEFORE you draft a profile.
Promoting your book on Facebook: use these helpful tips on what to do and what NOT to do. Make sure your posts are effective and spam free. Don’t be ignored or deleted!
Patti Buff writes YA fiction, she is the SCBWI Regional Advisor for Germany and Austria, and she just landed a literary agent. Read all about this gal!
There are 5 writing elements that every story, fiction or non-fiction, must have. But if all stories need them, how do we determine readership? By using 3 elemental levers.
There are indeed top book awards that recognize self-published and indie published books – even for kids! If you have a book for kids on the market, you can register and possibly win a seal of approval. Top Indie Book Awards.
Writers can be published outside their home country if they use the right words and spellings for submissions abroad. This is where we need an international spellcheck, for writers without borders. Story vs. Storey.
We live busy, hectic lives – so how do you find time for writing? I’ve learned the hard way how and I can tell you. Here’s how I find the time to write every day – even when I don’t feel like it.
A verse novel. If a literary agent is looking for this, you need to know what it is. So WHAT exactly is it? Get full details and a solid source of great examples.
Find out how to write dialogue as an action, how to avoid exposition and how to create rich dialogue that makes characters come alive.
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