“What is an alpha/beta reader?” It’s a question I’ve heard several times: from people just starting to write, writers who… Read more Alpha, Beta… What?
Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights… Read more Writing for Children: Heroes and Villains
So you have a good foundation and you’ve started writing your first draft. You’ve made it past the dreaded Opening… Read more Beating the First Draft Doubts
There are pitfalls to avoid in every kind of writing, but for adults writing children’s fiction, there can seem to… Read more Writing for Children: What NOT to Do
So you’ve started your novel and it’s off and running and then you realize… something’s not quite right. You feel… Read more My Story Is Falling Apart!
Every genre brings its own unique set of writing challenges, as does every age bracket; whether adult, new adult, young… Read more Writing for Children: The Basics
A few weeks ago, I talked about having a solid foundation for your story before you begin writing. After an… Read more The Novel Process: Strengthening Your Foundation