Volume 7 Issue 1 January 2008  

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts."
~ Zechariah 4:6

Feature Articles Columns  

Writers Devotional  
We all 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...)

Attending a conference?

Review: Writing the Christian Romance NEW
Aspiring Christian romance writers will want to add this ground-breaking book to their Must Have list. (READ MORE...)

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Acceptance Mark

Check our Editor's Wish List, and view our Writers' Guidelines today!

The Christian Writers' View

Join 17 diverse panelists, moderators, and advanced and professional Christians who write, in focused panel discussions. For advanced and professional writers in the Christian market. Panelists and Moderators include:
Janet Chester Bly
Wally Bock
T. Suzanne Eller

Sandra Glahn
Janet K. Grant
Dennis Hensley
Lin Johnson
Ellie Kay
Cindy Kenney
Chip McGregor
Susan Titus Osborn
Don Otis
Tim Riter
David Thomas

W. Terry Whalin
Karen Whiting
Kathy Carlton Willis
You can find more information by visiting The Writers' View or by emailing Mary DeMuth.

The Christian Writers' View 2

TWV's sister-group for beginning to intermediate writers. Panelists and Moderators include:
Lisa Crayton

Mary DeMuth
Sharon Durling
Eva Marie Everson
Pam Halter

Yvonne Lehman
Carmen Leal
Cecil Murphey

Terri Pilcher
Sally Stuart
You can find more information by visiting TWV2 or by emailing Mary DeMuth.

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Reaching Out as a Group
With the New Year now a reality, it's the perfect time to think about reaching out to others. Have you considered taking your local writers' meeting on the road? What better ministry for your local group to have than to reach out to writers in the surrounding communities and assist them in starting a group of their own! (READ MORE...)

Technology for the Physically Challenged: How Good Is It?
Remember the days of manual typewriters and strip correction tape? Typing an error-free manuscript became as much of a chore as actually composing one. What was annoying for most of us, however, was nearly impossible for the physically challenged writer unless someone else helped.


Writer as Speaker: ABCs of Effective Handouts
An effective handout enhances presentations by creating a win-win situation for both the speaker and the audience. For the speaker, this tool helps organize a talk, and reinforces and expands key points. For the audience, an effective handout helps keep listeners focused.

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The Business of Writing

Reprints and Rewrites: Articles That Keep on Giving
I receive checks in the mail without the "blood, sweat, and tears" produced by writing a brand-new article every time. I do this by working smarter, not harder—through reprints and rewrites. Reprints and rewrites have been the mainstay of my writing career since I first learned about them a number of years ago. (READ MORE...)

Meet Our Publisher!

Our Publisher, Lisa A. Crayton, will be teaching at various writer's conferences. Lisa would love to meet SPIRIT-LED WRITER visitors, or SLW-Update subscribers. Visit her website for a current schedule, and email Lisa if you're attending one of the events. Also visit her personal website to read her testimony or browse other relevant information.

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Effective E-books
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.

Treat Your Body Write!
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 MORE...)

Nuggets for Personal Journaling
Knowing that God had a plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11) gave me the stability and boldness I needed to finally junk my own plans and pursue His purpose and plan for my life. His plan is the "write" plan for me. (READ MORE...)

Poetry Potpourri  
Poets love to write about Thanksgiving, a holiday tucked away near the end of a month embellished with lingering autumn colors. Senses add visualization to both prose and poetry, propelling forward, making our work memorable. (READ MORE...)

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Inspired Romance
If you're a writer, you know about scenes. They divide chapters and are periods of time in the plot experienced through one character's POV (point of view). But what is a sequel?

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? (READ MORE...)

Helping Hands: Manuscript Critiques
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