Friday, October 23, 2020

Don’t Forget this Most-important Conference Tip


by Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2

If you plan to attend a writers conference this fall (Florida Christian Writers Conference is happening RIGHT NOW) and Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is only a month away, you’ve probably prepared your proposals, pitches, and personal appointments. Be sure, however, not to forget the most important “P” of all—prayer. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

How Will Your Hero Die?


by Henry McLaughlin @RiverBendSagas

Today I want to discuss how to add more depth and suspense to our stories. It doesn’t matter what genre you write; this title question applies to all of them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7 Tips for Crafting Fantastic Blog Posts


by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28

Don’t panic. This may sound daunting—make each blog post as good as a book. What I mean is, does it have a main idea that gives the whole post value? Does it have an intriguing beginning and a powerful ending? Do the paragraphs stay on track and share just enough detail to make your point? Is the takeaway presented in such a way that it will affect the mind and heart of the reader? Is it as good as a book?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Writing About Painful Times


by Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Psalm 107.1-2 

“I was crushed, so crushed I didn’t even want to face the public. And yet, I didn’t have a choice…”

Carol was a professional speaker who was used to sharing her story.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Getting the Most Out of Online Networking


by Karen Whiting @KarenHWhiting

Networking can help us promote books in the long run, but it is first about developing relationships and not merely pitching your ideas or products. It begins with listening and learning about the other person. Listening shows you value the person, so try to listen more and talk less. With a good network connection both individuals benefit. That means considering what you have to offer and asking questions to learn from the other person. Keep in mind goals of networking should include meeting new people, enjoying people, finding similar interests and passions, and blessing others by helping them.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Your Written Words Matter


by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

We often hear we’re to walk in obedience if we believe God has called us to write. I don’t think anyone of us would dispute that fact. But in various times during our writing path, we may have self-doubt, lose confidence in our ability or wonder if we misunderstood the nudge back when we started down this road.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Jumpstart Your Writing With Poetry


by Emme Gannon @GannonEmme

The late Pat Conroy tells us in his book, My Reading Life, that he began each writing day with a poem that would, “unloose the avalanche of words inside me, that secret ore that, once polished, will sit before me disguised as the earth’s jewelry.”