Hot Tips on Writing a Market Analysis for Your Book Proposal

More and more traditional publishers as well as agents request a market analysis as part of your proposal to write a book or when you’re submitting a manuscript that’s already written. So with Thanksgiving coming around this time of year, put on your chef’s hat and join in the fun! Assemble these tasty ingredients as … More Hot Tips on Writing a Market Analysis for Your Book Proposal

Reaching Outside Your Comfort Zone by Guest Blogger Rona Shirdan

One writer’s journey to writing and publishing her first educational book. … More Reaching Outside Your Comfort Zone by Guest Blogger Rona Shirdan

How Do I Get a Magazine Job?

It’s to your advantage to become a contributing writer to a high-profile children’s magazine. Why get a magazine job? It provides steady work and a fairly reliable stream of income. Your resume will sparkle with numerous big-time credits. Plus, magazines reach tens of thousands of kids each issue, or even more for the really big … More How Do I Get a Magazine Job?

Can Anyone Be a Published Author?

Can anyone be a published author? The short answer: YES!!!! I’m a published author and I started out knowing nothing about this career. Zip. Nada.

Reflections on the Names of God: The Devotional That Refuses to Die

Ten years ago, I wrote a devotional on the names of God—my first published book, released in hardcover by Revell of Baker Publishing Group. It was also just the beginning. Shortly after that, Revell published a special print run with a proprietary cover for a large bookstore chain. Three years later they again released the … More Reflections on the Names of God: The Devotional That Refuses to Die

Which Came First…the Chicken or the Egg?

If you’re in the children’s book industry long enough, you’ll find out there are two schools of thought. Some editors, authors, and agents believe the chicken came first. Others argue it was the egg.

Introducing Candice Yamnitz, YA Fantasy Author

Candice Yamitz has a YA fantasy novel “Unbetrothed” debuting with Illuminate YA an imprint of Iron Stream Media, in February 2022. … More Introducing Candice Yamnitz, YA Fantasy Author

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community Are you a member of a writing community? I’m not talking about attending a writers’ conference. Are you part of a writing critique group or other professional organization that meets at least once a month? If you are, then you already know the benefits. If you’re not, then … More 5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community

DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE: A Review, Author Interview, and GIVEAWAYS GALORE! by Carol Baldwin

Laura Sassi, our Master Class instructor, gives us a peek into her publication journey. … More DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE: A Review, Author Interview, and GIVEAWAYS GALORE! by Carol Baldwin

Mine Your Life to Write Authentic Fiction

Tips on mining your life. … More Mine Your Life to Write Authentic Fiction