Monday, September 25, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Thoughts on Being a Submissive Writer

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7 NIV).

As writers, we’re constantly being called to submit, even if we don’t realize it. Of course there’s the obvious connection, when we submit our writing for possible publication. But there are other ways as well.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Writing Passive Characters: The Kiss of Death in Story

by Zena Dell Lowe @ZenaDellLowe

One of the worst things you can do in story is write a passive character, but how do you keep your main character active and not passive?

As a writer, I have learned that when it comes to storytelling, there are rules and there are tools. A rule is a universal story principle that applies at all times and should be adhered to in your story. 

Friday, September 22, 2023

6 Healthy Ways for an Author to Respond to Positive Reader Feedback

by Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2

Don’t you just love it when you open your computer and find a positive email from a reader? Your heart soars. YES! There is someone reading out there in the vast publishing wilderness. Of all the books on Amazon, they chose mine. And they enjoyed it enough to write and tell me about it.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Keep Track of Writing Ideas with These 7 Tips

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Writing ideas are illusive things. Just when you're certain you'll remember, the idea vanishes without a trace. Beyond that, inspiration is a fickle thing. And while we all need to keep writing whether we’re inspired or not, that rush of creativity is nice. What's not nice is not being able to capture it when you're away from your computer.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Give Added Value to Your Author Newsletter with Valuable Freebie

by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28

How many newsletters do you subscribe to? Did a free gift entice you to subscribe?

I enjoy finding free content that has great value for my needs and interests. Like a free Bible study on Philippians. Three steps to hand lettering (for artwork and journaling). A PDF guide to pitching a book. I couldn’t resist any of these. I gave my email address as they asked, and in my inbox appeared the “happy” I wanted. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Increase Holiday Book Sales with these 3 Marketing Strategies

by Susan U. Neal RN, MBA, MHS @SusanNealYoga

Would you like to increase your book sales during the busiest book buying season of the year? Almost 25 percent of all annual book sales occur during the holiday season, and half of those purchases happen around Christmas. The following three techniques are simple and costs nothing except your time.