Images like cartoons can work wonders on your book, as long as they’re developed the right way. Here's how custom-crafted, eye-catching images can complement your writing — and how to find the perfect cartoonist for hire to draw them.
In this article, we’ll get into exactly what independent publishers are and why you might (or might not) want to work with one instead of with a big publishing house. Finally, we’ll introduce you to the 35 best independent publishers — and the breakout hits that made their names.
Ah, fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and… writing marathons? While a burst of creative frenzy might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the season, for many people that’s exactly what it signals. Every November, writers all over the world sign up for NaNoWriMo and begin planning the ... read more »
If you're writing a novel, you're gonna need some help. Luckily, we've got you covered! Check out this list of the best novel writing software of 2018 — with tons of programs to keep you organized and inspired till the very last page.
For any novel to truly connect with readers, the author needs to pay close attention to character development. Even the most action-packed, plot-driven books need well-thought out characters. This article goes over the 9 main parts of developing characters your readers won’t forget, from the inside out.
We all had our favorite children’s book illustrators growing up. From Quentin Blake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame to Julia Donaldson’s beloved The Gruffalo, the best illustrators not only helped us visualize stories, but also made us fall in love with the sheer possibility of imagination. If you’re writing a children’s book, you, ... read more »
2019 was a fantastic year for fiction of all stripes, but perhaps children's fiction most of all. From the continuations of beloved series to brand-new, often timely tales, we were showered in an abundance of amazing stories — and with them, some absolutely beautiful cover art. That's why we wanted to put together this gallery ... read more »