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Novel Contest

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Attention Christian novelists: Win a cash prize and possible publication. Just submit your manuscript (published works are welcome) to Athanatos Christian Ministries (ACM) by October 20th along with your entry fee of $75.00. For more information and entry form, click here.

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CrowdScribed

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Crowd funding for authors? A new concept to fund and promote your creative works has just hit the internet. CrowdScribed’s goal is to connect authors with their readers before a book is published, resulting in author awareness, funding, and pre-sale purchases of new books.

Readers can submit ideas for books that they would like to read and discover new books while interacting with their favorite authors.

To get the big picture, go to CrowdScribed and see what they are up to.

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Sage Advice

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“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you”.      ― Neil Gaiman

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The Suffering Writer

writer at workI don’t like struggles. I don’t like suffering, and I don’t know any sane person who does. But in this broken world it is a fact of life. Ultimately we should hope for personal and spiritual growth when we emerge from those dark times, but the curve balls we are thrown, the pits we stumble into also offer experiences that can be used as tools.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Help! I’m stuck in this paragraph and I can’t get out!

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I picked up a book awhile ago and was enjoying the read until I turned the page, and there staring me in the face was this monster sized paragraph. It was too long with too much detail to digest at once. I was reading for pleasure, but just looking at it and knowing that I had to read it to continue the story left me feeling like a kid sitting down to homework. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thou Shalt Know Thy Characters

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Editor and Author, Renee Gray Wilburn has graciously hosted me on her blog A Way With Words Writing. If you need to breathe some life into your characters, read about character development, and while you’re there check out some of Renee’s excellent posts on writing and editing. Thank you Renee!

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No Copycats

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“These boots are made for walking…”

I was five years old sitting in the passenger seat of the car and singing my heart out with Nancy Sinatra when I was given some advice:  “Don’t sing unless you sound like the person on the radio.”

Bad advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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