Writing "Sins:" Reasons Preachers Fail to Publish
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
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.
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.
THIS YEAR… WRITING
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"
Here's how you can learn the secrets of this little-known,
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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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. (READ
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
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.
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.
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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? (READ MORE...)
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?
Helping Hands: Manuscript Critiques
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