Shrinking Violet Promotions – “Flipping the Switch from ‘Introvert’ to ‘Extrovert'” – How to get yourself ‘out there’ and spread the word about your books even if you’re an introvert at heart.
SCBWI Children’s Market blog – “Serving Up Subtext” – How to use subtext to enhance your fiction.
QueryTracker.net – “Melodrama Isn’t a Four Letter Word” – Use *gasp* melodrama to add authenticity to your YA voice.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba Blog – Interview with The Editor covering YA market trends, an author’s mindset when writing for young people, and author submission prospects.
Cheryl Rainfield Blog – “Banishing the Blahs from Your YA Fiction” – Using narrative beats to pump up the action and energy in a lackluster manuscript or scene.
Story Connection – Interview with The Editor about drafting a series, creating teen-friendly characters, avoiding common submission mistakes, and battling writer’s block.
The Got Story Countdown – Interview with The Editor covering the differences between chapter books and easy readers, visual storytelling in picture books, and 4-foot-tall wooden men. (Yes, you read that right.)
Free “Translating Rejection Letter Lingo: What to Do with a ‘Flat’ Story” webinar w/ The Editor & Katie Davis – This 1.5-hr FREE webinar covered four fixes for a “flat” story, along with answers to attendees questions about the craft, market, and business of writing. For attendee reaction, click here. For a description of the webinar and information about upcoming webinars in Katie Davis’s KidLitWebinars.com series, click here.
Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-94954-2