For Writers

Alphabetical List of My Blog Posts

The above list is aimed at writers, illustrators, kidlit creators, and does not include the book recommendations or quotes. Subscribing below will send emails to notify you of all new posts.

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Some of My Articles from Elsewhere


My Favorite Facebook Pages

Writing Blogs and Newsletters


Formatting a Manuscript

Standard Manuscript Format.pdf

Grammar Resources

Idea Generation

Market Books for Writers

Marketing Published Books

Publishers and Agents

School Visit Resources

Swearing in Middle Grade

Word Count

Other Resources


Helpful Posts from Other Bloggers

Writing Books

  • Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine – especially good for the beginning novelist or someone having trouble getting “going”
  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface by Donald Maas

Links Especially for Illustrators