Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Changes to Facebook Groups


by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Once again we facing changes from Facebook, this time with groups. But it's not all bad news, I promise. 

Facebook groups... the good, the bad and the ugly...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Welcome to the Middle of Your Novel

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Writers energetically welcome the beginning of their novels. Whether a writer is a detailed plotter, a pantster, or a mix of both, an individual process guides them into characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, and emotion. Creativity is king and dictates the imagination. Writers inhabit a world of excitement … until the characters step through the first doorway and the middle slowly spirals down. This is where the writer risks the reader skipping through pages and pages to the climax or puts the book aside.

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.