One of the great things about social media is the many writing communities that have formed. Through Twitter, many established authors have selflessly taken time
Confused by what Mama, wist je dat? means? Well, it’s the title of my new picture book, YA KNOW WHAT?, but in Dutch. Let me
Over the past month, I have been sending out query letters to agents for my middle grade science fiction manuscript. Writing the query letter took much
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met the talented author/illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba at the wonderful writers’ retreat, Kindling Words a few years ago. When I read
As creatives, we color by numbers all the time without even realizing it. We want to know if ____ is working for others and if ____ is normal and if ____ has ever happened to our creative friends.
If you’ve been in the query trenches before, or if you’re about to jump in, you probably know that there a few ways to get
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I was fortunate to experience Jane Yolen’s magical picture book boot camp with so many wonderful moments, and so many awesome authors there
UPDATE: CHARACTER PUBLISHING IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS CAROL GORDON EKSTER: First of all, congratulations, Kristen! That’s quite an undertaking to buy a small press.
Guest Post by Rob Broder — President and Founder of Ripple Grove Press Rob Broder’s guest post, “You Can Judge a Book by Its Title,
Do you have a completed manuscript? Have you been subbing it to agents, but have not found the perfect fit yet? There’s a new and
The query letter. It’s something that strikes fear in the heartiest of us. Asking a stranger if they want to review the book of your
There are two questions I get most often from well-intentioned family and friends. The first is “You must be so rich now that your book