Thursday, October 23, 2014

Writing is a Business

Yes, I know it’s Thursday, and my post is supposed to be one of encouragement. All butterflies and rainbows.  Not gonna happen today. As some of you may have heard, we’ve had some bad news in the world of Christian fiction this week. B&H has decided to close down its fiction division. To add to […]

When You Feel Like You’ve Been Left Behind in This Publishing Journey

So this post has been sitting in my draft folder for while, waiting for the right time, or maybe for me to truly feel that I’ve conquered the “left behind” feeling so I can adequately encourage others. The truth is I still feel like I’ve been left behind at times, so maybe it’s time to set these […]

Breathe New Life into Your Dead Manuscript Through E-Publishing

So you’re manuscript has made the rounds at traditional publishing houses and has been rejected. You’re ready to give up, call it quits with this one, bury it in your hard drive never to see the light of day. It’s dead. What other choice do you have? You can breathe new life into your dead […]

Searching for an Agent

When I got my first publishing contract, the editor discovered my manuscript buried in the slush pile. At the time, this publisher didn’t require their writers to have an agent, so I worked without an agent over the course of three books. Now that I’m further into my writing career, I’m ready to have an […]

ACFW and the Power of Connection

I started a tradition of summing up my ACFW conference experience in a word years ago. It’s been insightful and fun looking back over the years as God spoke one or two words specifically for me. Maybe with all the excitement and conference overload one or two simple words was all I could handle. Maybe in this […]

It’s Not to Late to Prepare Book Pitch for Conference

For the next couple of weeks on Tuesday & Thursdays we’ll be focusing on conference preparation here at Writer…Interrupted. One of the most important reasons to go to a conference is to pitch to an editor and/or agent. Many CBA publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. This is a good way to get yourself before […]

3 Must Haves for Ebook Authors

There’s no denying it. More and more ebooks, from both traditional publishers and indie authors, are hitting the cyber bookshelf. So what’s an ebook author to do about book signings and sales if they don’t have a physical product to hand their reader? When I signed my recent contract for my mystery Digging Up Death with an ebook […]

My Indie Publishing Journey by Ann Lee Miller

Three months ago I would have been the last writer on the planet to indie publish. Now, after hearing God and choking down a hairball of pride, I’m a lot like Paul who persecuted Christians, then became one. I was the 2011 president of the Phoenix chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. My BA in […]

I Will Persist Until I Succeed

 “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” ~ Charles Spurgeon ~ As a writer, I know if I don’t persevere I will never succeed. Rejections can destroy even the best of writers. Yet perseverance didn’t come naturally to me like the snail gunning for Noah’s ark. He knew if he didn’t keep going, he would […]

Marketing: 10, 100, and 1000 Dollar Work

So you’ve got a book coming out and the marketing director at your publisher calls you up, very excited about your book. You’re excited too, until she tells you all the things she wants you to do to promote your book. Put up a web site. Create a blog. Make a Facebook fan page and […]

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