Michelle Witte

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Hello, Paris!

  If you haven't heard, Ashley Evanson's forthcoming HELLO, WORLD series of board books are so freakin' adorable. To illustrate why, I present my niece two-year-old Ava as she reads from PARIS: A BOOK OF SHAPES. Pre-order yours now! Amazon: amzn.to/1PNYhrk;...

5 Simple Things that Will Instantly Improve Your Manuscript

Really. I’m totally serious here. If you do these five simple things right now, the flow and readability of your manuscript will improve immediately and exponentially. Guaranteed.   1. Excise all that “just,” “so,” “really,” “very,” “well” fluff. Well, for one...

It Takes Time

The other day Shannon Hale (who I adore and who is one of the most giving authors I know) wrote up a post called I Am Not Accessible about how she just doesn't have time to respond to emails from readers. There are so so so many things I would like to do that I simply...

Going Beta Fishing

The followed stemmed from a conversation I had with one of my super-amazing authors, Betsy Schow, over pie shakes* during a writers conference last year. Without further ado, I give you Betsy in her infinite wisdom. *****    Allow me to teach you the simple trick of...

Focus on the Story

Writers are an interesting lot. We’re so full of—and surrounded by—dichotomies, it’s a wonder we don’t second-guess ourselves every moment we spend in front of the computer tip tap typing away. Focus on the story. Well, okay. Maybe we don’t spend every moment...


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