4 Ways to Make Your Characters "Talk Different" (guest post)
After the Critique
Agents Telling What They Want
Altitude and Attitude - Adult or Child?
Are Listserves a Service or a Waste of Time?
Attribution or Action
Author Talks versus Workshops
Authors in the Classroom
Before You Sign: Contract Resources
Bloggers Supporting Other Bloggers
Book It! – Recording What You Read
Can children and teens get their work published?
Children’s Book Genres
Confessions of a Writer Easily Distracted
Critique Groups: Go For It!
Critique Methods : A Sample Face-to-Face Critique, Online Critiques, One-On-Ones
Cut in the Critique
A Dark Side of Social Media
Distancing Your Reader
Do As I Say
Do It Myself!
Do You Remember?
Do You Struggle with Grammar?
Don’t Throw in the Towel
Double Identity (pen names)
Down with Discouragement
Dragged to the Podium
Emotions and Feelings
An Editor’s Day
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, er, Writers’ Guidelines
Give up or press on?
Glossary of Publishing Terms
Going Back to School (school visits)
He Thought to Himself and Other Excesses
Heartbroken – an encouraging post about querying (guest post)
Hooking Your Reader
How to Evaluate a Good Blog Gig and Earn What You Deserve (guest post)
How to Stand Out
How to Start Querying an Agent (guest post)
How’d You Get That Gig?
I'm a Work-in-Progress
Inspiration from Kate DiCamillo
Is That Right? (magazine rights)
Kids Reading Books and Saying What They Think
Kidz Only! Adults Keep Out!
Listen to the Teen Voices
Magazine Story or Picture Book?
Make It Work for You
Making Friends: Character Development
Market Research Resources – Agents
Meeting Editors and Agents – In Person
Meeting Editors and Agents – Online
Mind Your Cs and Qs (Cover Letters, Queries, Contracts):
part one, part two, part three
MS Wish List
My Favorite Online Resources
Naming Characters - From Mary's Notebook
Naming Your Character
Nancy I. Sanders on Writing Nonfiction
One Size Does NOT Fit All
Online Resources for Children's Writers and Illustrators
On the Hunt for Ideas
Organizations and Groups
Perfecting Dialogue Punctuation
Picture Book Month
Picture Book Resources
Picture Perfect Picture Books
Plodding or Plotting
Poor Man's Copyright
The Power of a Good First Line
Preparation and Practice for Public Speaking
Professional Problem Maker
Public Speaking Phobia
Raise the stakes, honey (guest post)
Read, Read, Read
Ready, Set, Goal
Reducing Word Count
Resizing Photos for Use on Websites
Rhyming Picture Books
The Sandwich of Critique
School Visits, the Extended Version
Shadowing a Submission
Showing Versus Telling
Slow Down, You Move too Fast
Standard Manuscript Format
The Story Ladder or Novel Timeline
Sucessful Cover Letters
Swift Fiction - The Short Story in Focus
The Synopsis Shrink
Taglines and Beats
Technicalities - More Thoughts on Public Speaking
Theme and Premise
Theme List Tactics
Truth in Fiction
Turning Ideas into Stories – Workshop
Viewpoint in Children's Fiction
Website Q & A with Don Ford
Welcome, Diane Bailey, Work-for-hire Champion
What Do You Do When You’re Stuck?
What Shall I Describe?
What Stops Me Reading!
What Would Sue Do?
When Educational Publishers Ask for Your Résumé
Work-for-Hire also known as WFH
Write Well When the Muse Is Sleeping
Writing a Novel? Where Does It Fit?
Writing and Life Balance
Writing Business Expenses
Writing Process Blog Tour