Tag Archives | publishing

23 Reasons why you should go to Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

It runs April 3-7, 2009 and is near San Jose, California. You can find out more here. I’ll be doing a nonfiction mentoring track prior to the conference April 1-3, as will many other mentors. Then I’ll be teaching Writing Boot Camp for the duration of the conference.

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The Path to Publication: Post One

I so enjoyed reading Brandilyn Collin’s very long saga about how she got published. If you are looking for something funny, suspenseful, helpful and hopeful, hop on over to her blog. Scroll down to Stories, then How I Got Here. Read from that February 2005 post onward. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. So, yeah, […]

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Want to Publish a Non-Fiction Book? Here’s a Great Tool!

Want to Publish a Non-Fiction Book? Here's a Great Tool!

Author Terry Whalin has written an amazingly helpful book for those wanting to publish a non-fiction manuscript. Book Proposals that Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success offers practical, succinct advice to help authors create attention-grabbing proposals. He gives authors a much-appreciated insider view of why editors and agents reject the many projects coming across […]

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The Best Words

As you can see by the post below, I finished writing a book today. That’s a lot of words. A lot of time. It’s been an interesting day of words for me. My publisher sent a letter (in typed words) that said, basically, HOORAY your fiction manuscript is acceptable so we’re paying you your advance. […]

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What is Getting Published

I watched authors attending the Maui Writer’s Conference pitch their books. For those of you who languish and wonder if you’re ever going to get published, perhaps this will lighten your day. Go here. Click on the link that reads: Pitch To America. Would-be auteurs pitch publishers and editors on their books at the Maui […]

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The galleys are here! The galleys are here!

Today, while Aidan and Julia were home with me for lunch, Aidan exclaimed, “There’s a delivery man at our door.” I ran the three flights of tiled stairs (hoping not to trip like last time) and greeted the French man with an American bonjour and signed his dossier. In my hand were the galleys from […]

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Watch the Kingdom Grow

I thought I had located all those writing verses in the Bible-like the pen being some sort of weapon, how keeping words shut up inside would burn my chest, how the reading of many novels was all tediousness. Today I found another verse-one that highlights my deepest hopes in writing. Paul told the Corinthian believers, […]

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Written Before I Took the Leap

June 6, 2004 Why do I write? I am faced with that question today. I pondered it when I sang, “I’m willing to walk with You Jesus. I’ll follow You down any road. I’m willing to walk with you Jesus. Wherever You go, I will go.” I’ve been miring through moving overseas lately, considering the […]

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