Picture Book Biographies

 There are many ways to approach writing a picture book biography. https://nakisanooraee.com/bio-introduction/

Powerful Endings

 Here are some hints to make your ending more powerful. https://nelsonagency.com/2022/12/7-tips-for-writing-powerful-endings/

Complex Plots

 How do you untangle a complex plot? https://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2021/10/for-writers-3-tips-to-untangle-complex.html

Publishing Industry

 Here are ten things no one tells you about the publishing industry. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/87442-ten-things-nobody-tells-you-about-the-publishing-industry.html

Author Websites

Why is it important for an author to have a website? https://writersinthestormblog.com/2021/07/5-reasons-why-authors-need-a-website/ 

Structural Timing

 Often called the beats in your story, the structural timing reflects the pacing of your story.…

Marketing Strategies

 The first marketing strategy is to start early–before your book comes out. http://www.24carrotwriting.com/-blog/josh-funk-shares-powerhouse-marketing-strategies

Publishing Terms

 Here’s a list of about 150 publishing terms and jargon. https://www.underdown.org/cigglossary.htm

Continuing Your Book Promotion

 Here are ways to continue promoting your book long after the initial launch. https://buildbookbuzz.com/5-ways-to-promote-your-book-long-after-the-launch/

Developmental Editors

 What is a developmental editor and why do you need one? https://writersinthestormblog.com/2022/11/think-you-dont-need-a-developmental-editor-oh-yes-you-do/

Similar Books

When you’re looking for an agent, how similar is too similar to a book they already…


 There are many different options to starting your story. https://writersinthestormblog.com/2022/10/10-ways-to-start-your-story/

Children’s vs. Adult Books

 Just because the main character in a book is a child, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s…

Powerful Scenes

 What do you need to put in your scenes to make them more powerful? https://www.janefriedman.com/3-key-tactics-for-crafting-powerful-scenes/

Fluff Words

 Here are some words you can cut to tighten up your manuscript. https://writersinthestormblog.com/2022/09/fix-fluff-words-fillers-for-writers-to-avoid-part-2/

Narrative Voice

 The narrative voice is the voice of the storyteller, that is, the author. https://nathanbransford.com/blog/2022/08/what-is-the-narrative-voice

Websites for Picture Book Creators

 Here’s a great list of websites of use to picture book authors and illustrators. http://picturebookden.blogspot.com/2022/08/32-websites-for-picture-books-creators.html

Revise and Resubmit

 What does it mean if you receive a revise and resubmit from an agent or editor,…

Picture Book Revision

 How can you revise your picture book to make it the best it can possibly be?…

Series Arcs

 Does your series require an overall arc or can each book be stand alone? https://www.goodstorycompany.com/blog/series-arc

Moving From Scene to Scene

 How do you get your reader from one scene to the next? https://www.janefriedman.com/moving-between-scenes-with-summary-and-spacers/

Traditional vs. Self Publishing

 There are pros and cons of both traditional and self-publishing. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2022/07/traditional-vs-self-publishing-which-one-is-best-for-you/

On and Off the Page

 How do you decide what events to put on the page in scenes and what to…

Novels in Verse

 Here are three tips for writing a novel in verse. https://yvonneventresca.com/blog/three-tips-for-writing-a-novel-in-verse-by-lisa-fipps

Book Editors

 When (and if) should you hire a freelance book editor? https://nathanbransford.com/blog/2021/03/when-to-hire-a-freelance-book-editor