Volume 6 Issue 8 September/October 2007 

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

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Conference Review 
More Power: The Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers' Conference. (READ MORE...)

God's Glory: My Story
The brochure arrived for the 2005 Colorado Christian Writers Conference. I tried not to look at it because of the distance from Virginia to Colorado but felt the urge to do so. (READ MORE...)

Attending a conference?

Review: The First Five Pages
A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile. (READ MORE...)

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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 T. Suzanne Eller.

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 T. Suzanne Eller.

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Seven Writing "Sins:" Reasons Preachers Fail to Publish
Overcoming the most irritating "sins" of aspiring Christian writers—like other matters of spiritual progress—takes discipline and determination to form good habits. That's especially true for preachers who seek to write to publish. (READ MORE...)

Accountability Counts
The actual writing process can be a very solitary experience. Since no one is looking over your shoulder, it's easy to get side-tracked [by other things]. Knowing you'll have to give an account of your time helps curb those activities. Just as "iron sharpens iron" (Prov. 27:17), writers keep other writers on track.


Marketing Your Writing for Terrific Teens
"Don't Preach! We don't publish anything that sounds like it is written from an adult point of view," an associate editor for a teen magazine recently advised. Nothing turns teens off more than overt or even implied preaching.

Imagine a job in which you set your own hours, and live where you please: at the beach, in the mountains, in Paris. As a copywriter, you can. I know. I spend my summers "working" in France.
Here's how you can learn the secrets of this little-known, lucrative business:

The Business of Writing

Shocking News to Authors: The Book Business is a Business First
Before 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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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  
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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...)

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