Some of my favorite writing resources weren’t written by novelists or for novelists; they are the books written by screenwriters for plotting a movie. These books have some of the clearest, most helpful words ever written on the subject of plots.read more
Today is a big day for this little old blog. On this day exactly, ten years ago, I began blogging about editing for a small press over on Blogger.read more
This morning was the perfect morning. I woke up and my husband and son were out of town. I didn’t have a bunch of pressing emails, and I’m fairly caught up on both my CBAY work and the online marketing class I’m taking.
For once, I had free time. FREE TIME!!!read more
In honor of its release today, I composed a short little Love Letter for Melvin Invents Music. You can also see it on my Goodreads reviews (in a less missive-manner) as well.read more
So, this is a book review. It just isn’t a review from me.
On March 15, Kirkus Reviews published their review for One Thousand Words for War.read more
The Children’s Fiction Market can be divided into six areas based on age. Here’s a handy image with some quick references.read more
Most of the time on this site, I talk about ways to improve your writing, how to submit your manuscript, and other pre-publication topics. Today let’s talk about something exciting that will hopefully be in your near future: your book’s birthday! Or the day your book releases out into the world.read more
’Tis the season to shop. It’s that time of year when lots (but not all) people are frantically running around buying things for others. The other way to look at that is that lots of people are trying to sell things. And if you’ve got a polished manuscript that’s been critiqued, reviewed by your beta reader, and ready to face the world, then you have something to sell too.read more