General Writing Tips

Randy Ingermanson on The Snowflake Method, Independent Publishing and ACFW

What a thrill to host the inimitable Randy Ingermanson on IC today. It was learning Randy’s Snowflake Method of story development that made the process of novel creation a reality for me so many years ago. So when I found out Randy had decided to publish a “How To” book on writing using the Snowflake … Continue reading »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Author Interviews, Book Launch, Current Books, Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Self Publising, Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 7 Comments

Camy Tang on Writing, Independent Publishing and Knitting

It’s always so wonderful to have an author back on IC for a second visit. Mostly because it means I haven’t offended her yet ;o). Which is why I am excited to have Camy Tang here today to add some insight to the worlds of writing, independent publishing and, yes, knitting. Camy, thank you for … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, Book Launch, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Historical, Independent Publishing, Regency, Romance, Suspense, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 4 Comments

Nadine Brandes’ Editing Services

Connie here. A few years ago I began using the ACFW large critique loop in order polish my first manuscript. There, I met Nadine Brandes, a young woman whose critiques of my work I LOVED, and her own writing was extraordinary. Just recently we came into contact again and I discovered not only does she … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, Current Books, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Self Publising, Writing Resources, Young Adult | 3 Comments

Introducing Sally Bradley, Editorial Services for the Traditional and the Indie Author

I don’t know about you all, but most of the year-in-review blogs I’ve read from publishing professionals have mentioned not only the impact of indie publishing on the industry, but also the fact that this segment of authorship is growing. For years I’ve been reluctant to go this route myself, and I’m glad, as Heather … Continue reading »

Categories: Fiction, General, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Technology, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 21 Comments

The ONE Crucial Self-Publishing Tip You’d Rather Not Hear—By Heather Day Gilbert

  *See below, how you can enter to win a Smashword’s or Kindle coupon for Heather’s novel, God’s Daughter. * . . . When I thought about self-publishing tips I wanted to share, they all hinge around this: Don’t release your book too soon. You only get one chance to make your debut author impression. … Continue reading »

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How Dineen Miller Can Help Pull Your Brand Together with a Visual Appeal

I’m so glad to have Dineen Miller back on IC this week. Last time she came to tell us about her novel, Soul Saver. Today she’s going to tell us about her gifts in the visual arts. Dineen, describe your graphic design business. Primarily I do print and online graphic design for my clients and … Continue reading »

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Should You Write A Life-Changing Book?

I have a pet peeve. Okay, maybe more than one, but I’ll only rant about the one for now. I’ve always loved how God created this vast world with so many different parts. Different cultures, different music, different people with different gifts, and … different books. So why is it that people still go on … Continue reading »

Categories: Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, General, General Writing Tips, It's Complicated, Musings, On My Mind, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 3 Comments

Do You Need Me to Like Your Book?

Acts 13:45 “When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying.” Okay, confession time. I’m going to tell you something that often gets me in trouble, but I hope you will understand my motive is to encourage you. I do not like all the books … Continue reading »

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She Never Had a Rejection, By Carol Barnier

Today, I’m pleased to have Carol Barnier as my guest. I couple months back I read the following article in the Word Serve Water Cooler, and loved it. After contacting Carol, she not only graciously agreed to let me reprint it here, she also guested on Living the Body of Christ a couple of times. … Continue reading »

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SuzyQ on Author Promotion and Retail Development

Don’t ya just love it when you’re going about your business and God brings interesting and informative people into your life? Well, I’ve had two instances recently where I’ve had the chance to chat with Suzanne Kuhn, of SuzyQ and have come away more knowledgeable about the book business and how to promote myself as a … Continue reading »

Categories: Author Interviews, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Uncategorized | 4 Comments