Ask an Editor: Hooking the Reader Early

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares some advice for aspiring authors, especially those looking to submit to our New Visions Award, on how to hook readers and captivate them from the very beginning of your novel.

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How to Find Time to Write When You Have 11 Children

Pamela M. Tuck, picture book author and mother of 11 children, shares advice on how to find time in the day to write.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part II

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part I

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

Ask an Editor: Villain POVs

Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman discusses writing and reading the villain POV in a story.

Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Publishing Advice: Pitching, Querying, and ‘We don’t know how to market this’

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman and author Joseph Bruchac offer advice to writers on pitching, querying, and finding the right readers.

10 Great Resources for Writing Cross-Culturally

Ten great resources for authors writing outside their own cultures.

Advice on Getting Published from a YA Editor and Author, Part I

Author Joseph Bruchac and Publisher Stacy Whitman share advice on writing and getting published.

New Voices Award Winners: Publishing Your First Book

New Voices Award winners share how it felt to have their first book published.