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Marketing: “The Reason Why”

Marketing: “The Reason Why”

By Randy Ingermanson

From time to time in your career as an author, you’ll need to write sales copy. At the very least, you’ll need to send an e-mail to your fans when you launch a book. There’s no getting around this. Your publisher will expect it, and your fans (by definition) want to know when you’ve got a new book out.

In your sales copy, you’ll make an offer. Every author I know hates making an offer, […]

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Writing Lessons from Luke

Writing Lessons from Luke
by Moses Solanke (theburningbushboy Solanke)

Though a physician (Col. 4:14), Luke is one good Christian writer I’ve had to look upon again and again. Reading only a few lines of his first book, The Gospel According to Luke, provided me enough guidancew for my writing ministry.

I, hereby, itemize the lessons I learned reading through the first four verses of Luke Chapter 1.

Lesson 1: Luke knew that no matter how good his writing would turn out to be, his could not stand aloof of […]

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Page Turner: Deadline is SUNDAY!

Can you believe we are already to the end of September? Here in the States, fall is upon us, winter is around the corner, and it’s nearly time to snuggle up in blankets and read a good book. OR  – maybe write one. And if writing a book is your thing, there is STILL time to enter your first chapter in FaithWriters’ premier contest – but you only have a few days to do it!

The 12th Annual Page Turner Contest, […]

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Just Three Months to Enter Page Turner!

For some, this time of year is busier than any other. For others, it’s just the opposite: extra time to get things done. Whatever your situation, getting the first chapter of your book (fiction or non-fiction) written and “in shape” in three months probably isn’t an impossible goal.

Need more motivation than that? How about an opportunity to get a fabulous cash prize and an offer of traditional publishing? Well, FaithWriters  and Breath of Fresh Air Press are offering just that, […]

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Clued in to Writing with Jeopardy

Clued in To Writing with Jeopardy
by Marlene Mesot

Setting up a mystery with proper and fair clues takes skill. It is probably harder for the all-knowing writer, seeing the whole picture, who must take the pieces apart for the reader to find clues and put it back together. The reader is the fresh, unknowing eye upon the puzzle. The reader is not clueless however. Take an example from the quiz show Jeopardy.

If you have at least some idea of […]

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Writing a Book This Summer? A Contest for You

For many, summer means a bit more of a relaxed schedule – and maybe even some vacation time. School’s out, the days get longer, the weather is often nice (in this hemisphere, anyway :D). A great time to start a project – and for writers, that could be writing a book (or at least getting started on one  -or getting back to one you started before). If that’s you, here’s a contest to keep you motivated! and Breath of Fresh […]

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March is Reading Month

Besides the Lord Himself, there is one thing that just about every reader needs desperately. No, I am not talking about inspiration, ideas, writing utensils, an editor, or anything else of that nature. No, just about every writer needs a READER – preferably more than one 🙂

Because of that, writers should certainly be aware that the month of March (only two days away!) is National Reading Month (here in the States, anyway). While it is geared mostly toward children and […]

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Twelfth Annual Page Turner Open!



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The Luxury of Not Enough Time

The Luxury of Not Enough Time

By Randy Ingermanson

When you don’t have enough time to do everything you want to do in life:

You have a good reason to cut out the less-important stuff in your life without feeling one bit guilty.
Which forces you to think about what actually matters to you and what actually doesn’t.
And leads you to make a conscious decision about how much time you’ll spend on each of the things that actually matter, even though none […]

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Why I Choose Thankfulness by Stephanie Reck

You have to make a choice to be thankful.

We sometimes have to CHOOSE to be thankful. Being thankful does not come as easily when we are heart-broken, in despair, overwhelmed or rejected. We have to CHOOSE our attitudes: otherwise we can slip into complaining, discouragement, and eventually even depression. You might not feel like giving thanks, but remember it’s a CHOICE! Instead of giving thanks you may instead feel like calling your friends and talking about all what is wrong […]

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