Impressions: Developing a Professional Cyber Image
the years I've corresponded with hundreds of writers, touched-up
numerous photos, and edited many bios. Hopefully, I've helped
new writers feel less intimidated, and seasoned writers feel welcomed
back, when they submit material. (READ
a Webmaster: Keys to Success
are web designers by the dozen clamoring for you to hire them.
Unfortunately, as writers, we don't make the money that many of
these professionals want us to spend. Let
me share a few things you need to understand before hiring a webmaster.
Spell-Checker Stinks: Five Reasons to Proofread Your Manuscript
You've written it. You've rewritten it. You've printed it out
and scribbled all over it. You've got it just where you want it.
Now it's time to send it out to agents and publishers, right?
Not so fast. (READ MORE...)
Your Book About?
I could feel the intensity increasing among the other editors
involved in acquisitions. I felt it as well because we were facing
a deadline to turn in our material for the next publication board
meeting. (READ MORE...)
News to Authors: The Book Business is a Business First
I began working inside a book publishing house, I had written
more than 50 nonfiction books... I have never self-published a
book and always worked through traditional publishers. However,
I was unaware of the financial production numbers for nonfiction
books and I found it shocking. (READ MORE...)
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Since I benefited from mentoring early in my
career, I'm eager to share some helpful information.
Therefore, I created [this] list of tips to
help new or intermediate writers on their way
to success. (READ MORE...)
Writing for children is the most discouraging and
frustrating of all the writing genres. Unless you
are a huge success... this is strictly a "feel
good" business. (READ MORE...)
Have you ever found yourself praying for more sales,
more media coverage, or more leads only to wonder why
your prayers haven't been answered? [How] do you help
your e-books succeed? (READ MORE...)
Your Body Write!
When I was a teenager working
my first real job, I thought with envy of those lucky
souls who had "desk jobs." They got to sit
most of the day, not languish on sore feet and achy
knees for four or five hours each day after school.
to request details.
Although romance always has a happy ending and real life
doesn't, you want to make your characters be real and come
to life as they reach that happy ending. (READ MORE...)
Helping Hands: Manuscript Critiques
Woodrow Wilson once said, "I not only use
all the brains I have but all that I can borrow." Could
you use some extra brain power for your manuscript in
progress? If so, you can affordably borrow that
of a Spirit-Led Writer. We offer professional
services at reasonable prices. Check out our critique
guidelines and submit today!
for Personal Journaling
Have you ever asked yourself,
"Am I a good steward as a writer?" Recently, I've
grappled with that question, thanks to a recent series my
pastors taught and preached. (READ
Poets and novelists must establish
a voice for themselves and their characters. Just as a child
bonds with his or her mother's voice, so readers bond with
the writer's voice. (READ
The Parent Muse
The world needs fresh stories from parent writers! The world
needs your essays, your how-to articles,
your poetry and fiction. As a parent, you have something
unique to offer editors and readers. (READ