Category: Writing

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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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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Writing Devotion, 1 Sam 17:49

Writing Devotion, 1 Sam 17:49

I was asked to give a devotional for the June 24, 2017 meeting of the South Carolina chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). The pattern they prefer is 1) a bible verse, 2) reflection from personal testimony or other illustration, 3) a lesson learned or life application, and 4) a prayer. I chose to …

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Blog Review: Warrior Writers

Blog Review: Warrior Writers

Very pleased to recommend Kristen Lamb’s author blog, which I just discovered. Have just started with it but I can already tell it will be helpful for me and any other aspiring author. In a post titled Author Animal Farm—New York Goood, Self-pub Baaaaaad she responds to a piece in The Huffington Post trashing self-publishing. …

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Reblog: “Clean Fiction” as Evangelical White Magic

Reblog: “Clean Fiction” as Evangelical White Magic

Great post from Mike Duran, “Clean Fiction” as Evangelical White Magic. This is a point I’m trying to make about my fiction and Biblical fiction in general. If Philippians 4:8 means to only watch, read, consume, or create media that is “clean,” i.e., devoid of violence, gore, nudity, profanity, sex, and other types of immorality, …

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