know that the written word is powerful for those who take advantage
of it. (READ MORE...)
A Step Beyond
I found the Writers Mentoring Clinic with Cecil (Cec) Murphey
that I recently attended to be a step beyond the traditional writers'
conference. (READ MORE...)
Writing the Christian Romance
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You Hidden in Hebrews Eleven?
of being a writer is having the opportunity to impact and encourage
readers and the desire to see one's name in print. Faith is the
key to making these dreams a reality. Hebrews chapter 11 mentions
people who relied on faith despite roadblocks.
Delicate Dance: Writing About Mental Health
By writing fiction, nonfiction, books, articles, stories, poems,
and songs that address mental health, we take a stand toward the
recognition of mental illness as socially acceptable and treatable.
By doing so, we help readers seeking information and/or empathy.
to Questions Regarding Writing Contests
I always had questions about contests and to find
out the answers about them I asked my husband, who was a former
editor. He used to judge contests and knew all the answers. (READ MORE...)
riveting story of good and evil… Social
commentary, historic reflections, a brave
new world of science, mixed with wit and one-liners.
A truer-than-fiction peek into a future headed
our way. ~Highlands Today (Sebring,
A very good science fiction thriller that entertains
and challenges. ~Daily Tidings (Ashland,
on a Theme
Many publications publish their theme lists and
seek freelancers adept at writing on specific topics. Some of
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theme. In other cases, publications provide a list of themes or
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Poems based on Scripture are
meaningful not only to the Christian reader but to others as well.
We can find many Bible verses that provide thoughts and themes
for our poetry by thinking in terms of Scripture-based poems.
to be original in a genre that produces the largest number of
popular paperback books in the country is difficult, but you can
work to find a new way and new phrases to express the character's
emotions. (READ MORE...)
Teens: Let Emotions Run High
Tap into your emotions and you
have entered the realm of the teen. My teenage years are a thing
of the past, but the intensity I felt about things at that age
is much the same as what I feel now. (READ
The Parent Muse
How do you feel about your family's privacy? Most Christian writers
today use their full names in all marketing materials, including
websites. Yet is it safe to publish your children's real names?
to request details.
As a contracted author at a publishing house, you don't worry
about setting the price of the book you've written. But as a self-published
e-book author, understanding what the market will bear when it
comes to pricing your e-book is crucial. (READ
Writers seem to live in states
of anticipation and dejection, interspersed with small moments
of happiness. It's the whole submit, rejection or acceptance cycle
the publishing world casts on us—and we accept—as
we don the title "writer." (READ
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