Category: Pre-publication

Faith Pitch, Feb. 28

Faith Pitch, Feb. 28

Tomorrow, there is a Twitter event called Faith Pitch. It’s described as a Twitter Pitch Party exclusively for faith-based fiction MS. Pitch agents & editors. Three 2018 dates: Feb. 28, June 28, Nov. 28! 8a-8pCST. I’ve come up with two pitches to tweet for my MS of Through Fear of Death. One of Rome’s most …

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On Meeting Editors and Agents at Writers Conferences

On Meeting Editors and Agents at Writers Conferences

Most writing conferences offer opportunities to meet with agents and/or editors one-on-one. Some people are confused about the purpose of meeting with an editor. Before you register for a writing conference, you need to be clear about this. And of course, meetings with agents and editors are for writers who want to be published through …

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And Evening and Morning Were the First Day… Or Was It the Fourth?

And Evening and Morning Were the First Day… Or Was It the Fourth?

The Foothills Writers Guild has started something called the First Draft Society (FDS). It is strictly in-house. Members can submit short pieces to be distributed to everyone in the guild through email for a first reading and feedback. Most of these submissions come in response to challenges from the president. Of course, last month there …

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Is Multiple POV Dead?

Is Multiple POV Dead?

When I first started seriously shopping my novel manuscript in 2014, secular agents/publishers said It’s too Christian for us. We don’t want more than two points of view. Christian agents/publishers said It has too much sex and violence for us (none of it gratuitous, I assure you). We don’t want more than two points of …

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J. C. and the 12 O.G.’s (Mk 3:13-19a; Mat 10:1-4; Lk 6:12-16)

J. C. and the 12 O.G.’s (Mk 3:13-19a; Mat 10:1-4; Lk 6:12-16)

In the 1980’s, I loved Carman. He had a sense of humor, and early in his career, he said he wrote some songs that weren’t accepted by mainline Christianity because they were, in his own words, “a little off the wall.” This post is going to be a little off the wall. I hope you …

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Cover Image Survey – 2nd & Final Round

Cover Image Survey – 2nd & Final Round

I’m calling the last cover survey. You can see the results by clicking here. Ran into a problem, though. The most popular were the ones with the empty helmet. One respondent pointed out that was a Greek helmet. My book is set in Rome, not Greece. So in this new survey, I’m asking to pick between …

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