Giving Constructive Writing Feedback

Photo by Ann H on Pexels.com If you belong to a writer’s group or know other writers, odds are that they will ask you to give feedback. Constructive feedback shouldn’t leave the writer feeling dejected and ready to give up, but inspired and motivated to make their manuscript better. Here are some tips on how …

UK vs US Spelling as a Canadian Writer

Photo by Lara Jameson on Pexels.com Is it favourite or favorite? Traveller or traveler? As a Canadian writing for a (hopefully) global readership, do you choose to write with UK or US spelling when writing your manuscript? As a Canadian writer, I often find myself in a unique position. As a child in a commonwealth …

Utilizing Beta Readers

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Whether you’re polishing up that NaNoWriMo manuscript or have a New Year’s resolution to get that work in progress to press, you need reliable feedback. Beta Readers are a great way to discover what the average reader’s response will be to your book and to find out if there is …

Writing Prompts–75 Ideas to Get the Creativity Flowing

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Sometimes writers get stuck. It happens to all of us. One way to get over a slump is to use a writing prompt. A writing prompt is a topic that provides a starting point for writing ideas. It gets the creativity flowing, helps you practice the craft of writing, and …

How to Write a Back-Cover Blurb

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com The back-cover blurb has many names: book blurb, blurb, flap copy, back-cover copy, jacket copy, and book description. Whatever the name, the blurb has one major purpose, to sell your book. It is a marketing tool designed to produce sales and is the first thing a potential buyer will read …

JUST RELEASED “THIS BOOK IS TOP SECRET”

News Release from Mischievous Books. This Book is Top Secret officially released. Available on Amazon – eBook and paperback Google Play Books – eBook Smashwords – eBook Direct from Author – paperback. Signed copies available.

Crafting Query Letters

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Oh, the dreaded query letter. If you choose the traditional publishing route, it is a necessary, albeit frightful, step in publishing your novel. An exceptional query letter can propel your manuscript to representation and a publishing contract. A query letter’s purpose is to persuade an editor or an agent to …

“Top Secret”Announcement

From Mischievous Books Facebook page: “We’re working on a new project and would love to tell you about it, but we can’t because This Book is Top Secret. We’ll try to contain our excitement until early 2022.”

A Guide To Children’s Book Categories

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com So, you have an idea for a children’s book. But where to start? Navigating the world of children’s books can be confusing, and it can be difficult to pinpoint how your idea will fit in to that world. Before you begin to write, you need to choose a category. Children’s …

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