I’m reading an amazing book right now, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Her first book, Seabiscuit, was an amazing piece of research and storytelling. Ten years later, she delivers again with a true story about Louie Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who fought in the Pacific theater of WW2. Plane wrecked, drifting at sea, then “rescued” by […]
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November 26, 2010
I’m writing a spiritual warfare book, as many of you know. Although I have it mapped out and well researched, writing it has become much like trying to wrestle a greased, hairless, wrathful cat. Hairless because those type of cats just freak me out (as does the book). Greased because it’s not easy to grab […]
November 17, 2010
Yesterday I received this email (and Andrea’s given me permission to use her question): Hi Mary, I would like to know how to get started writing. I have all of these ideas, thoughts, and memories running around in my head and am not sure how to coral them into story form. Can you give me […]
November 11, 2010
“Whisper of Death, My Fight of Faith” is the title of Mary-Anne’s book about her fight with cancer. She also writes novels about her homeland, South Africa. You can find her online at her website, on Twitter (@Mary-AnneCrooks) and on her Facebook Fan Page. (Here’s how you can share your Thin Place story.) **** I […]
September 12, 2010
Today we have the privilege of hearing from Lauraine Snelling, a dear, dear woman with a quick wit and great mind. She’s going to do the third part of the transitions series (of which I was a part). Be sure to sign up for free here to listen to her tomorrow. The download of my […]
September 5, 2010
I often get emails from people asking me how to get published or how I knew I was called to write, or some variation of that question. Or they might ask what the signs are for the calling of writing. Or whether I think they’re specifically called to write. Before I answer, I must make […]
May 4, 2010
Today I’m launching a new product on my website called Write a Powerful Fiction Proposal. (Scroll down; it’s below the Nonfiction proposal tutorial.) For you novelists out there seeking publication, you may ask yourself, why would I need a fiction proposal? Don’t I just need a synopsis and three sample chapters? My answer: Since today’s fiction […]
April 1, 2010
I had the privilege again this year to pray at the Palm Sunday service at Mount Hermon. Not usually prone to write out my prayers for a situation like this, I felt God nudge me to be sure I prayed particular things. So I wrote it down. Here it is. I pray it blesses you. […]
March 31, 2010
Head Start Mentoring fiction. Great gals! John Olson, me, Randy IngermansonOh the flora!Amazing bridge. Creekbed Redwood chapel Dave, Rachel and Angus chatting Fiction Mentoring class. Great group of peeps!
March 24, 2010
I don’t want to rain on your publishing parade, but I do want you to be realistic about traditional publishing. Here are 7 myths you need to know about. All authors make a bucket load of money! (Click to tweet this.) (Actuality: We make about 78 cents a book. Most of us make less […]
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