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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Trouble with Comparison

by Keisha Gilchrist-Broomes I do not own a Kindle for one reason. I love books. I don’t merely love to read books, I love the books themselves. I love the smell of ink, paper, and binding. I like to feel … Continue reading

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To Have or Not to Have…Patience

by Becky Jacoby How often do I often shoot myself in the foot? When it comes to learning the craft of fiction writing…too often. I push myself hard. Suddenly, I think I am a Replicator, an Ancient or have special … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Contests are Important

by Beverly Varnado Before I attended my first writer’s conference several years ago, I wrote several articles and devotions for an unpublished writer’s competition sponsored by the conference. I worked and reworked the pieces, making sure I’d made them the … Continue reading

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Stick to the Point of View

by Jill Elizabeth Nelson The term Point of View is defined as a position from which something is considered or evaluated, a standpoint, or a place of perception. In fiction writing, the position from which anything is considered in any … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Most Unsuitable Match”

Title: A Most Unsuitable Match Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson Publisher: Bethany House Date: Aug 2011 ISBN: 978-0764208812 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Lena Nelson Dooley I’ve read several of Stephanie Grace Whitson’s books and loved each one. Her newest release … Continue reading

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My Day in Prison

by Greg Johnson WordServe Literary Group I went to prison not long ago to visit an inmate and to hear her story. I needed to know first-hand if she was who my client said she was. My client, her best … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny?

What’s So Funny? How to Lighten Up Your Story and Get Readers to Laugh by Margaret Brownley A reader recently wrote to tell me that her husband lost his job, her father took ill and the washing machine broke down-all … Continue reading

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Who is my Reader?

Let’s untangle the web surrounding the question, “Who is my Most Likely Reader?” Think of your story. Who are the central characters and what are their ages? What is the theme of your story? To clarify, let me use my … Continue reading

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Your Writing, Your Business

by Danica Favorite One of the things I teach in my Taxes for Writers class is that the IRS is going to look at your business as a business, and many writers need to work on making their writing business … Continue reading

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God Loves Me More Than That

by Fay Lamb “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 Life verses-they abound, and Jeremiah 29:11 is among the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

by Aaron McCarver Spring is here! For many people it is time for that annual foray into closets, attics, and basements…spring-cleaning. I have actually begun to attack some of those areas in my place. I am trying to follow the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Wolfsbane”

Title: Wolfsbane (Discarded Heroes, Book 3) Author: Ronie Kendig Publisher: Barbour Books Date: July 2011 ISBN: 978-1602607842 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside A secret mission gone bad leaves Corp of Engineers demolitions expert Danielle Roark captured, beaten, and … Continue reading

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Agents and e-books

by Natasha Kern Natasha Kern Literary Agency I want to celebrate the new options for writers and the empowerment that has come with the advent of ebooks. There is no question that writers now have more choices about what they … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Messenger”

Title: The Messenger Author: Siri Mitchell Publisher: Bethany House Date: Mar 2012 ISBN: 978-0764207969 Genre: Historical Quaker Romance Reviewed by: Holly Weiss Philadelphia, in 1778, is under British occupation. A Quaker woman weeps for her brother, suffering in a British … Continue reading

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Getting Connected in ACFW

By Carrie Fancett Pagels I am continuing my posts aimed at newcomers to ACFW. Several months ago I indicated that new members should get connected in their ACFW Zone. Also, I get asked a lot about how people can get … Continue reading

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