Friday, June 24, 2022

Online Presentations & 5 Things NOT to Do

by Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2

Let’s face it. Zoom is here to stay. The pandemic pushed most of us into online and virtual communication, and, for the most part, this is a good thing. The ability to Zoom affords opportunities to share our message that we’ve never had before.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Proverbs For Writers

by Henry McLaughlin @RiverBendSagas

There is so much wisdom and wise counsel in the book of Proverbs. Like many believers, I spend time in this book every day. Sometimes a single verse or a few verses grab my attention. Other times, I’ll read an entire chapter. Often, what I read will speak to a specific area in my life. The following are some verses I believe apply to all of us, but especially those of us who are pursuing the dream of being writers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

21 Ways for Writers to Reduce Stress

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Writers are often stalked by a predator called stress. It’s a nasty disorder that can cause headaches, back and body pain, nausea, depression, problems in relationships, and a host of other physical and mental ailments. Not a pleasant malady. 

The causes of stress are as many as how it manifests in our bodies. We get ourselves into an overwhelmed mode with edits, harsh critiques, rejections, writer’s block, looming deadlines, and self-imposed perfection. Who wants to deal with misery if there’s a solution?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

4 Reasons to Become a Contributing Author

by Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel

How many of us published authors began our publishing career by contributing to anthologies organized by others?

I see those hands. And mine is raised as well.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Increase Marketing by Building Publishing Relationships

by Karen Whiting @KarenHWhiting

Getting to know people in the publishing industry widens your horizons and broadens your marketing reach. Build awareness of the roles and people in the industry and how to network in ways that are mutually beneficial.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

How Do You View Your Writing Life?

by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

Most of us have heard the cliché about the issue of your glass being half full or half empty. Writing can have that same issue, or your attempt at writing that is. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Why You and Your Writing Matter

by Emme Gannon @GannonEmme

One hundred years from now we will all be forgotten. No one will remember that we existed. All our thoughts and deeds will be a thing of the distant past, remembered no more.