Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Should You Go From Part-Time to Full-Time Writing

January 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Blog, Goals, Industry

Going from part-time to full-time writing shouldn’t be considered lightly. Before you quit your day job, here are some things to consider. Find a place. Make this your writing space and designate it as your office. (If you’re serious about this, make that your official home office and start looking into the tax deduction you […]

Seven Habits of Published Christian Writers

December 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Authors, Blog, Encouragement, Publishing, Writing Tips

We all want to get published, to see our work featured in some magazine, or on some website, or nestled between the covers of a book, but for most the “promised land” of publication seems like it might as well be the moon—totally out of reach. But maybe we just need to be doing the […]

Learn to Write Anywhere

Learning to write anywhere is really important. On most mornings after the sun has come up, I undock my laptop from its station and move into my living room where the sun pours through an East facing window. In Spring I can hear birds chattering from an evergreen tree off the back deck and with […]

How To Write a Simple Summary

September 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Publishing, Writing Tips

When I first query an editor with an story idea, I break it down into a few simple parts. A summary is not an overview of the entire novel, but rather a summary that will hopefully hook the editor into wanted to know more. This type of summary can be used on a One-Sheet (popular at […]

My Best Writng Advice

September 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Authors, Blog, Publishing, Writing Tips

Early on in my writing journey, my quest for publication, I received a bit of advice that at first I balked but now, in clear hindsight, value more than any other counsel I was offered.  I was never a big reader.  In school I skimmed, jumped, skipped, and trotted through books, pulling out the highlights […]

How Do You Get Published?

July 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Publishing, Writing Tips

When I attended my 15-year high school reunion recently, the number one question I was asked was, “How do you get published?” or “How do I get published?” Most of my classmates knew that I just had my first book released, Real Women Scrap: Create the Life and Layouts You’ve Always Wanted, ( and wanted […]

Querying With an Unfinished Manuscript

July 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Publishing, Writing Tips

AS A FIRST TIME AUTHOR, should you finish your manuscript before you query an editor? I have been asked this question by all kinds of hopeful writers, and the answer is, sorry Kids, but yes. I know, I know. I’m not exactly the most experienced “published” novelist on the block. After all, my book isn’t […]

Professional Writer?

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing Business

At some point, the average writer will make a decision: to continue writing for pleasure and occasional payment or to make it a career. Either is fine. Some of you may not want the stress of producing words to keep your finances in the green. It’s no easier than clocking into a shop or office […]

How Writers Can Use Pinterest for Marketing

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Marketing, Time Management

Pinterest has quickly become one of the fastest growing social networks and is turning heads in marketing circles. It’s time writers get on the train. Last month Brandy gave us a great piece on why writers should NOT use Pinterest. Anyone who has visited the site can tell you how quickly a few minutes turn […]

10 Uses for your Writing Tomato

June 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing Business

Put Tomato in your header It’s day 2 of my WI takeover. I was hoping for hostages, but they all told me they had to use the restroom and I haven’t seen them since. However, in a half-hearted attempt to follow Super G’s instructions, I will post about tomatoes. Why tomatoes? I’m glad you asked. […]

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