5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!

Wow, 5 years since this blog began! Thank you to the loyal readers and commenters for your engagement with my posts. I decided to do a round up of some of my top posts over the years. Craft: 30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character When You Start Comparing Yourself To Other Writers 7 Things WritersContinue reading “5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!”

Why You’re Starting Your Novel in the Wrong Place

Does your book start at the most interesting point in your character’s life? It should.  The number one problem I see with sample material, and even client material sometimes, is that the book doesn’t start in the right place. If you are starting with the beginning of the day (waking up or eating breakfast) IContinue reading “Why You’re Starting Your Novel in the Wrong Place”

4 Publishing Industry “Rules” You Can Break (and 6 You MUST follow!)

In publishing rules are just guidelines. We give you these guidelines to help you (believe it or not). We’re not trying to make your life harder; we are trying to show you how to succeed. These guidelines are what you should generally follow, but there are times you can break the rules. A great skillContinue reading “4 Publishing Industry “Rules” You Can Break (and 6 You MUST follow!)”

April Webinar: Selling Your Children’s Book: How to Write and Pitch Novels & Picture Books for Kids Boot Camp

Kid lit writers! The PSLA team is hosting a Writer’s Digest week long workshop just for you. Please join us! It includes webinars, Q&A and a critique! Monday, April 18: Online Presentation Tuesday, April 19: Agent Discussion Session Q&A 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET) Wednesday, April 20: Agent Discussion Session Q&A 1:00 PM toContinue reading “April Webinar: Selling Your Children’s Book: How to Write and Pitch Novels & Picture Books for Kids Boot Camp”