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Writing the Other: Writing from the viewpoint of the opposite gender
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
(5.00 from 1 review)
How to create a believable character of a gender (or background) you don't share.
A Point of E-tiquette & 4 other tips on Professionalism
By Hilari Bell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
5 tips on presenting your writing professionally in the digital age.
The Pesky Typo Hunt: Why you should take the trouble to track them down and eliminate them before they can breed
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
The best technique I know for finding the errors in your own manuscript. It takes some effort, but it works.
A Point of E-tiquette: Does your T-shirt have holes in it?
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This tip explains why it's so important to take a moment to run your spellchecker!
Badge & Handcuffs: Writing with authority
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
What people mean when they talk about writing with "authority," and why you must do so.
Pitching to the Pros: What you can (and can't) expect if you ask someone to evaluate your writing, and what kind of sample you should offer them
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
What you can expect, and what you should do, if you can ever convince a pro to evaluate your writing.
The Editor is Never Wrong, Mostly: Well, hardly ever
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to respond when you disagree with your editor.
How Big a Hammer? & 4 other writing tips on Emotion and Theme
By Hilari Bell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This collection contains 5 tips on building emotion and meaning into your fiction--and why it matters.
Beating the Evil TV: The most valuable tip I'll ever give you--and it's short, too
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why getting into your characters’ heads matters more than anything else.
Setup and Payoff: Creating more emotional impact in your story
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How building up your conflict throughout the story makes your climax matter.
Playing for Higher Stakes: Why your dog is more important than the universe
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why saving the universe is less important to the reader than saving your dog.
How Big a Hammer? Is it important for the reader to understand your theme?
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to make your point, without making the reader feel like you're preaching--or hitting them over the head with your theme.
TV or Not TV isn't the Question: Why we don't care what kids do instead of reading
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
A lot of writers regard anything that takes kids’ time and attention from books as the enemy. This is why you shouldn't.
How To Write For Children An Easy Three Step Guide To Writing Children's Books
By Patricia L. Atchison
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How To Write For Children is for anyone who has an idea for a children's book, and doesn't know what to do next. This book is an easy three step guide that teaches how to take a story from an idea to a completed project ready for publishing. Also included are samples of summary, synopsis and outlining tools talked about within this book and examples of manuscript preparation and layout.
Show & Tell: & 4 other tips on Avoiding Common Mistakes
By Hilari Bell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This collection contains five tips on how to use summary (telling) correctly, keeping your protagonist active, finding time to write and whether or not you should try to self publish.
Are you the Next American Idol? Some things to think about before you self-publish
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
(5.00 from 1 review)
American Idol has proved that few people can accurately judge their own talent--but that said, the publishing world is changing significantly. To self-publish while you improve your craft, or not--this is the new question.
A Time to Write: How to phrase your New Year's resolution properly
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
“Finding” time is like finding money--never happens. Time, like money, must be made, and this short essay discusses how to do it.
Fixing the Most Common Intermediate Mistake: How scene sequel structure forces your protagonist to become active
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay talks about how to use scene/sequel technique to force your inactive protagonist to get off his butt and run your plot!
The Most Common Intermediate Mistake: Inactive Protagonists
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay discusses what an active protagonist does for your plot, and why they are essential.
Show & Tell : the proper uses of summary
By Hilari Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Writers are always told to “show, don’t tell,” but every published author uses “telling” sometimes. This short essay discusses how to use telling (summary) effectively.