Join ACFW |  Forgot Password |  Login: 

Category Archives: Editors

40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Topic: Editors at the conference Verse: Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering.Verse: Father, Thank you for the editors attending this conference. We are so blessed to have … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Conference, Editors, Prayer | Comments Off

ACFW REWIND: The Numbing Nature of Numbers

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This post originally published in May 2012 on ACFW’s blog. Allen Arnold was founding publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, and now serves as a member of ACFW’s Executive Board.) by Allen Arnold We live in an industry with … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW Rewind, Advice, Editors, tips | 1 Comment

Editorial Guilt and Other Musings

by Ramona Richards Abingdon Press It’s clichéd but true: One of the greatest joys for an editor is to find that new voice, that special talent that leads to a long career. We love discovering new writers, which is why … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Editors, tips | 2 Comments

Inviting Communion Through Our Writing

by Ami McConnell Harper Collins Christian Publishing I have a real weakness for modern poetry, especially what scholars refer to as “confessional poetry.” At the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville last month, I attended a confessional poetry reading that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Editors, tips, writing | 11 Comments

The Pendulum Swings…again

by Julie Gwinn B & H Publishing Group Writing novels is an art form, a craft, much like fashion design, interior design and painting. And as such is subject to changes in consumer tastes and trends. Just as clothing styles … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Editors, tips, writing | 2 Comments

In Loving Memory: Elizabeth Geiser

by Katie Bond HarperCollins Christian Publishing Over the next two months, in Colorado, Florida, and New York, three memorial services will be held for one very special woman who passed away October 8, 2012. The Denver Post called Elizabeth Geiser … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Editors, writing | Comments Off

More of Allen Arnold, Part 2

If you enjoyed learning about former Thomas Nelson fiction editor Allen Arnold in the October issue of ACFW Journal, here is the second of two blogs that contain more information from that interview. In this segment, reporter Christa Allan and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Conference, Editors, tips, writing | Comments Off

More of Allen Arnold, Part 1

If you enjoyed learning about former Thomas Nelson fiction editor Allen Arnold in the October issue of ACFW Journal, here is the first of two blogs that contain more information from that interview. In this segment, reporter Christa Allan and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Editors, tips, writing | 1 Comment

“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

Share
Posted in Advice, Editors, marketing, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Editors, tips | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The Writers Conference – Make it a Life-Changing Event!

by Sue Brower Zondervan, Inc. I have just returned from a great week at Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference. Alton Gansky and his team provided an experience that I know changed the lives of many writers. We had writers from … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Editors, tips | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

New Fiction Publisher at Thomas Nelson

by Ami McConnell Thomas Nelson, Inc. Respected author friends, I’m so pleased and proud to introduce Thomas Nelson’s new publisher, Daisy Hutton! AM: Daisy, you’ve been in publishing for your entire career, and with Thomas Nelson for several years, racking … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Editors | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Numbing Nature of Numbers

by Allen Arnold Senior Vice-President, Fiction Thomas Nelson, Inc. We live in an industry with instant access to data. Numbers sorted in endless graphs, grids and pivot tables to tell if a novel, an author, a genre or the entire … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Editors, tips, writing | Tagged | 14 Comments

A Unique . . . Surprise

by Ramona Richards Senior Acquisitions Editor, Fiction Abingdon Press When asked what they look for in a manuscript, editors often answer, “A unique voice,” a frustrating answer to any writer. “A unique voice” is hard to define, hard to develop, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Editors, tips, writing | 2 Comments

The Perfect Ending

by Sue Brower Executive Editor – Zondervan (a division of Harper Collins) My editing world was turned upside down last week. I thought I knew what was best to deliver the “satisfying ending to a great story.” Hopefully, we want … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Editors, tips, writing | 4 Comments