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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Five Things You Can Do After the Writing Storm

By Glynn Young The manuscript sits with the publisher. A fifth novel, it’s the last of a series. The story arc that began with listening to an airplane music program in 2002 is coming to an end some 18 years … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from Paul and Joshua

By Lana Christian From conception to conclusion, every step of writing takes us out of our comfort zone. As faith-based writers, we also strive for excellence that pleases God. Collectively, that takes strength and courage. Scriptures for both abound. While … Continue reading

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Editing Pet Peeves

By Deb Haggerty As an author and an editor, I read—a lot! And I find I get impatient with certain contrivances authors tend to overdo. I realize part of what we do as writers is our voice, but I also … Continue reading

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A New Author’s Path to Publication

by Frank DiBianca Today, I am interviewing an author who is very well-known (at least to me): my wife, Kay DiBianca. Kay’s debut novel, The Watch on the Fencepost, is a cozy mystery/romance published by Crosslink Christian Publishers and released … Continue reading

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Perception, and Making It Real

By Lynn Hobbs Writing your story is just that; your story. If you are making a point using a situation as an example or attempting to show a lesson learned; readers will decide for themselves if it could be applied … Continue reading

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Ten Things I’ve Learned in Ten Years

by Sarah Sundin Ten years ago, my first novel released. In many ways, I still feel like a wide-eyed debut novelist, stunned to have my books out there. In other ways, I feel like a mentor mama, passing out hugs … Continue reading

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Bad Reviews Aren’t Fatal

By Suzanne Woods Fisher A few weeks before my first novel was due to release, I received an advance review from Publisher’s Weekly. That moment is seared in my mind: I remember the time of day it was when I … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2020

February 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Hands of Grace by Brenda S. Anderson — She’s always looked for love in the wrong places. He wants … Continue reading

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