On my blog at various times, I give step-by-step tips and instructions for how to write and how to market yourself and your books. Below I’ve listed some of the topics I’ve covered. Just click on the first link to see the first post I made on the topic. Then follow my newer blog posts that I wrote for the step-by-step guidance you’ve been looking for.
And for a humorous collection of writing tips from the perspective of my writing buddies, visit Writing According to Humphrey and Friends.
WRITE THE FIRST DRAFT OF AN 800-WORD NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK
If you’d like to see the step-by-step journey I take to write a nonfiction picture book, start the adventure on my post, Nonfiction Picture Book: Let’s Get Motivated! Follow the posts over several months to learn the nitty gritty of what it takes to research and organize and write!
WRITE AND SUBMIT A NONFICTION ARTICLE TO HIGHLIGHTS MAGAZINE
Want to learn the skills it takes to write nonfiction? Highlights magazine is a great place to start. They want a bibliography, primary sources, and a review of your manuscript by an expert…all in an article 800 words or less! What a great exercise that can help you experience success in the world of writing nonfiction articles AND books. Here on my blog I show you step-by-step the stuff you need to do to learn the skills to write and submit a nonfiction to Highlights. Just start with my post, Highlights: Wanna Have Some Fun? and click the links over the next couple of months. You’ll learn valuable skills that will equip you to take your career to the next level.
HOW TO FIND AN AGENT
Here on my blog I give step-by-step strategies on the process I actually went through to acquire my agent. You can follow along on the blogs I posted over several weeks by clicking on the first link and then following the links to the newer posts after that. Here is the first link to get your started, Agents: Do You NEED One?
PICTURE BOOK CELEBRATION
Here on my blog you can celebrate picture books and follow these tips to READ picture books and WRITE picture books. Click here to follow my posts for a Picture Book Celebration. Click here to see a list of sites of other picture book writers who joined in on the fun.
BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE
Here on my blog, I give step-by-step instructions on how to build a website for your book or for yourself as an author. I show you how to do it right here on WordPress…and it’s completely free! To follow along, click on the very first post I wrote on this topic “Internet Marketing: Website for Your Book.” Then click on the newer posts for entries over the next couple of months.
ALPHABET BOOK ADVENTURE
Welcome to my Alphabet Book Adventure! During the summer of 2008 on my blog, I shared the step-by-step approach I take to write an alphabet book. I’m inviting you to join in the fun. You can click on this link to start the ABC Adventure from the very first day! Just follow along with the steps at your very own pace and you’ll be on your way to successfully writing and publishing an alphabet book.