Is a Writing Partnership the Right Move for You?

Author Jane M. TuckerFriend and author Jane M. Tucker (Lottie’s Gift and Lottie’s Hope in 2018) has stepped into the breach for me with this guest post as I continue to fight illness.

Jane shares a video about her writing partnership with Shannon Phipps and tips on forming a partnership. This is a one-to-one writing partnership, where they critique each other’s work, encourage one another, and help each other grow as writers and in their skill as writers.

Enjoy the short 8-minute video and below you’ll find tips on finding and forming a writer partnership. [Read more…]

Author Chris Manion with 10 Tips for the Book Publication Journey

Today’s interview is with Chris Manion, author of God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul.

Chris has 30 years’ writing and speaking experience and is passionate about using her God-given talents to help audiences worldwide overcome obstacles to their relationship to God or their leadership skills.

How do you keep yourself motivated to write?

First, I had to finally claim the vocation of writer as my own. That took a while, even though [Read more…]

Formatting Your Manuscript for Publisher Submission

Lately, I’ve gotten a lot of manuscripts to edit with incorrect formatting.

Using the standard format for your manuscript for submission to a publisher or freelance editor is important. Do it incorrectly and you immediately tell that publisher you’re an amateur.

Yes, we all start at the beginning, but there’s no need to let the publisher know you’re new at this. You can submit like a pro the first time! [Read more…]

The Ns and Outs of Writing for Kids

children's author Ramona Woodby Ramona Wood

Children’s book author Ramona Wood’s maxim is “Never stop learning.” Wood is a member of the SCBWI and has written and illustrated five children’s books that can be seen at Amazon.com and RamonaWoodBooks.com. Her latest, Manners & Tips for Caring Kids, has just gone live as her first print-on-demand publication.

The Ns and Outs of Writing for Kids

Give your kids’ book a fighting chance from the start! Consider these four Ns before you get too far along:

NEED—Learn what the market needs and what is selling. How? [Read more…]

Mind-Map Marketing – Guest Post by Jean Wise

Guest post by Jean Wise

I love the freedom and creativity of brainstorming. I get excited with new ideas and energized with the positive spirit of possibilities. Most writers enjoy playing with words and crafting delightful sentences.

I collect ideas all the time, but these notions gathered on my desk in a mass pile of sticky notes and scraps of paper. My good intentions and great story concepts often didn’t get organized, developed, and implemented.

Then I discovered mind mapping. [Read more…]

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