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Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Bridge-Using Symbolism to Connect

by Sarah Sundin In high school English, I disliked questions about story symbolism. Ironically, finding and using symbolism in my own novels is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. Symbolism connects the reader to the deeper meaning … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 15

Day 15 Robin Miller, conference director I Corinthians 15:58–Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. Thank You for placing Robin Miller … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 16

Day 16 Finalists in the Genesis Contest Psalm 135:5-6–For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in … Continue reading

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Your Backstage Pass

by Kim Vandel There’s a reason I’m a writer. I’m more comfortable with books than with people. Attending the conference in St. Louis last year was a big step outside of my comfort zone, but I knew the benefits would … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 17

Day 17 Clarity of speech for those pitching projects Philippians 4: 13–I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Father God, we thank You for our salvation in Jesus Christ and Your Holy Spirit that guides us. Please … Continue reading

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Why Do First Manuscripts So Often Get Rejected?

by Nikki Arana The biggest reason that new writers receive rejections is because they send out their manuscripts before they’re ready. Quite often emerging writers think when they finish their first ms that they have a book that is ready … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 18

Day 18 For conferees to grasp what is taught and grow from it Verse: James 1:5–But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given … Continue reading

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Elevating Your Elevator Pitch

by Janice Hanna Thompson You’re wrapping up the best book you’ve ever written. It’s all you can think about. You can’t wait to go to that next conference to meet with an editor or agent. However, you realize that your … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 19

Day 19 For those attending as they get into final preparations Psalm 66:19-20–But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 20

Day 20 Topic: Conference veterans Verse: Psalm 18:2–The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge . . . Lord Jesus, many of Your bond servants are preparing again … Continue reading

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Marketing 101: Allowing for God’s Plan

by Kathy Harris As the old saying goes, ‘fifty percent of advertising works and fifty percent doesn’t. The problem is in determining which is which.’ The same goes for marketing. In putting together a marketing plan, there’s only one thing … Continue reading

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