Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dipping the Quill Deeper: Developing the Devotional Life


by Eva Marie Everson @EvaMarieEverson

I am an early riser. Not because I want to be. There are times when I think back to the “days” when I slept until ten … or eleven … or sometimes into the early afternoon. You remember those days, don’t you? We called them “the teen years.” We stayed up late, we slept late, we enjoyed what was left of the day. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

10 Tips for Writers to Build Marketing Confidence

By Karen Whiting @karenHWhiting

To seek out new markets, readers, and connections. To boldly go where no writer has gone before! 

A takeoff on the words that launched a successful TV series, one in which my husband’s cousin played Bones, may sound trite, but it takes boldness, courage, and imagination to build marketing confidence. 

Writing shows you have imagination and desire. Take bold steps to grow your tribe and learn to do it with conviction. The more prepared and equipped you are to market, the easier it will be to execute your promotional ideas.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Are You Ready for New?

by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

Whether you are someone who begins your new year with the school calendar each August, or you follow the calendar that begins each January, most of us begin a new year in some fashion. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Has God Breathed Life Into Your Writing?


By Emme Gannon @GannonEmme

In this year of new beginnings, many of us enthusiastically vow to put aside our fears and dream bigger, do better, and accomplish more. Our motives are pure, but statistics tell the sad news that 80% of our New Year’s resolutions fall apart by February. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Answers to Some of the Questions Authors Ask—Help Pirates!


by Traci Tyne Hilton @TraciTyneHilton

#4 In a series where I answer questions I suspect you are asking

Indie Author:
I’ve been robbed! Google told me my book is free on a site and I KNOW that’s where all of my sales are going! I would have been rich if it hadn’t been for this site stealing my intellectual property! What can I do? How do I fix it? Is all hope gone? Can I sue them? Can I call the police? Can I speak to the manager?

Deep breath.

It’s going to be okay.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Have You Entered the WRITING ZONE?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson


There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call THE WRITING ZONE.

Okay, I confess. I borrowed the intro from a television cult classic. But truthfully, have you ever read a better explanation of what it means to be a writer?

Today I’m offering some tips to help you find your way to the writing zone.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Map Out Your Blogging Calendar with These 10 Tips


by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28

A new year means 52 new blog posts for us who are weekly bloggers. Some writers may be more adventurous and post more often, but I’ve found I need to blog just once a week to keep up with my schedule of writing, editing, and marketing. (If you can blog more, like Edie, I am rooting you on!)

When I plan what to write for my blog, I don’t worry about the number 52. Fifty-two posts is a lot to plan at one time. I focus more on the number 3. What can I write about in the next 3 months?