Help Search Engines Find Your Blog

If you have ever wondered how web content can be optimized for search engines, here’s a good overview of what SEO is and how to create Search Engine Optimized content. If you find that you enjoy creating this kind of content, you can even turn it into a freelance writing specialty to pay the bills!

What is SEO Friendly Content – Content Written to be SEO Friendly.

Do You Need a Literary Agent? What They Do and How to Get One

Don’t miss this great sample chapter from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold Underdown! It’s about agents. I highly recommend this book and also The Purple Crayon, Mr. Underdown’s authoritative, generous and informative site.

I Need an Agent.

A Collection of Great Sites About Writing Picture Books

No time to attend a writers’ conference? Spend a day online and learn about writing a picture book.

Resources on How to Write a Children’s Picture Book.

Using Styles in Microsoft Word

Okay, the site I am recommending here is about self-publishing, which I do not recommend, but this is an excellent article about some advanced features of Word.

Getting Started With Microsoft Word Styles for Book Layout — The Book Designer.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17 | How to Poems | Write Poetry | WritersDigest.com

Maxie Steer offers today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog.

It’s a how-to poem. Read the contributions of others and add your own.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17 | How to Poems | Write Poetry | WritersDigest.com.

How to Paint

 

Set up a surface,

whether canvas,

paper or weathered

wood doesn’t

matter, at least

not at first.

Next, squeeze

out a bright

worm of color,

or mix it up

from powder

with medium

and binder.

Invite your

thoughts to

depart, opening

to other

forces beyond

them.

Then, pick

up the brush.

Linda Armstrong, 11/17/2012. All rights reserved.

Structure Part 8–Balancing the Scenes that Make Up Your Novel « Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Here’s another great blog post about structuring a novel by Kristen Lamb. If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, take some time to read the whole series on her blog. You won’t be sorry.

Structure Part 8–Balancing the Scenes that Make Up Your Novel « Kristen Lamb’s Blog.