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Book Review: Treasuring Emma

Title: Treasuring Emma Author: Kathleen Fuller Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: August 2011 ISBN: 978-1-59554-775-0 Genre: Inspirational/Amish Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Emma Shetler has just lost her mamm to a long battle with cancer. The funeral is happening, yet Emma, … Continue reading

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Fit & Fabulous Writing

By Kathy Harris Did you charge out of the starting blocks with the first three chapters of a great new story idea… but now you’re having trouble crossing the finish line? Does your first draft sag in the middle? Maybe … Continue reading

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One is a Lonely Number

by Aaron McCarver I have heard many authors refer to writing as a lonely career. Many speak of hours in chairs in front of computers plucking out scenes and characters with no others around. While this may be partially true … Continue reading

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Should a Christian Market Themselves?

by Jordyn Redwood Over the last six months or so, I’ve been reading a lot about marketing to help support the release of my debut medical thriller, Proof. Strangely, I came across an attitude among certain circles that it is … Continue reading

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“Technology is what existed before you were born.” (Alan Kay)

by Julie Gwinn B&H Publishing Group We had a digital summit at B&H recently to try to get our heads around the changes taking place in the publishing industry. It was two days of information and presentations with some startling … Continue reading

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A Change of Perspective

by Eileen Key Writing is a solitary journey, and sometimes we are asked to move from behind our computer screens and step out of our comfort zones. I find myself quaking in my boots when asked to speak to a … Continue reading

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What is your writing budget?

by Danica Favorite If you’re going to take your writing seriously as a business, one of the things you need to consider is your writing budget. A writer’s income isn’t always steady, so if you don’t have a plan for … Continue reading

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Quills of a Feather Should Flock Together

by Ane Mulligan I’m having dinner in a restaurant with the hubs and friends, when a snippet of a conversation at the table behind me catches my attention. Tuning out my friends’ chatter, I lean back in my seat to … Continue reading

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The Emotion Thesaurus

by Vickie McDonough As a writer, I’m always looking for resources to help make my writing better and my characters more realistic. To show and not tell and to find new ways to say the same thing. Well, I found … Continue reading

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Research That Has Nothing To Do With Google or Libraries or Trips to Historic Sites

By Victoria Bylin I write historical romance, so I’m often asked about research. Do I like it? Do I prefer the internet or real libraries? Do I research and then write, or research on the fly? What mistakes should a … Continue reading

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Pitch Sessions: An Editor’s POV

by Ramona Richards Abingdon Press Sue Brower had some terrific advice last week about preparing for a writers conference, especially ACFW. One piece of advice she gave made me want to give her a cheer: • DON’T go to editor … Continue reading

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Pitching in those Agent/Editor Appointments

by Rachelle Gardner Books & Such Literary Agency One thing I’ve noticed lately in fiction pitches – verbal pitches or queries – is that some writers want to tell all about the theme or the emotional journey of the story, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart

Title: The Homesteader’s Sweetheart Author: Lacy Williams Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals Date: May 2012 ASIN: B007BBVDJS Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Cara Putman The Homesteader’s Sweetheart, the latest Love Inspired Historical novel from Lacy Williams, is a sweet story connecting … Continue reading

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CAUTION: Beautiful Experiences Ahead

by Lacie Nezbeth My family and I recently returned from a week long camping trip up the Oregon coast. Four miles from where our lush campground sits, there is a great lookout point for viewing sea lions that gather to … Continue reading

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5 Spiritual Disciplines for Writers

by Carrie Fancett Pagels Disciplines we shouldn’t skip: 1) Time in the Word. When your bible bookmark hasn’t moved in weeks-there is a problem. You must know the truth found in God’s word. Bottom line fundamental fact. 2) Prayer. What … Continue reading

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