I’m Getting Published!

I’m SO thrilled to announce that my novel, Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, has been picked up by WordCrafts Press for publication! Not by Sight is a retelling of the story of Joseph, his brothers, and his coat, from the Biblical book of Genesis. Focusing on both historical and Biblical accuracy, the novelContinue reading “I’m Getting Published!”

Keys to An Effective Book Launch

We’ve all heard before, “All’s well that ends well.” If you want something to end well, it helps to start well. As you create a strategy to release your book, you must figure out a way to start the daunting marketing journey well. But what do you do to give your book a good start?

Plotting the Dreaded Middle

Bridging the Gap Between Beginning and End By Claire Tucker Reading a good novel is like taking a road trip. The road winds between hills and forests and anticipation for the end of the journey is palpable in the vehicle. Then all at once the hills and forests fall away as you drive onto aContinue reading “Plotting the Dreaded Middle”

The Book Marketer’s Silver Bullet

By Tim Riordan Wouldn’t it be great if you could discover the silver bullet of marketing success? When I say silver bullet, I’m talking about the cream of the crop, the book marketers’ Mecca, the mother lode for marketers…you get the point. Let’s consider this from another perspective. What if I gave you an option ofContinue reading “The Book Marketer’s Silver Bullet”

Read Like a Writer

By Claire Tucker If you’ve been a writer for any length of time, then doubtless you’ve come across Stephen King’s advice: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, noContinue reading “Read Like a Writer”

How to Pick Character Names

Photo by Nighthawk Shoots on Unsplash By Lana Christian I get such a kick out of picking character names for my novels! It’s like going on a treasure hunt. And when you find a name with a hidden meaning to it, you get to decide whether you’ll ever reveal that tidbit to your readership. It’sContinue reading “How to Pick Character Names”

Writing From Life’s Lessons

By Stephanie Jaye We’ve all heard the phrase “write what you know”. And while some debate the legitimacy of that idea, I’ve found in writing that reaching beyond that simple concept into something a bit more heartfelt can make for a passionate work of fiction. No one likes trials (can I get an amen?). Yet,Continue reading “Writing From Life’s Lessons”

A Publisher’s Thoughts on Writing

Image courtesy of bigstock By Ferrel D. Moore I am often asked by writers, what is the one thing that they can do to improve their stories.  Can they make more interesting plots?  Did their plots fail because they failed to exploit the character’s strengths and show their weaknesses?  Are their plots not intricate enough,Continue reading “A Publisher’s Thoughts on Writing”

Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction? … And What to do About It

By Elizabeth Jacobson If you go to a search engine and type in something along the lines of “tips for beating writer’s block,” you are going to find something you may not have expected. Mainly, you will find a lot of people saying that writer’s block is a myth. Or, even more inflammatorily, that writer’sContinue reading “Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction? … And What to do About It”

Why Selecting the Right Beta Readers is Important

By Elizabeth Jacobson When I first started writing, it seemed like every person in the online-universe-of-writing was saying that your beta readers should not be friends or family members. Now, off the bat, this seems strange. So you’re saying I need strangers to critique my writing? And honestly, this is what it sounded like toContinue reading “Why Selecting the Right Beta Readers is Important”