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Jody Hedlund
Worked at Bethany House Publishers
Attended Taylor University
Lives in Michigan
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Are You Willing to Pay as Much for a Book as You Are For a Burger?
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I've been thinking a lot lately about the price of Ebooks. Since I'm traditionally published, I don't have the luxury of setting the prices of my Ebooks. That means, sometimes I like the prices of my Ebooks and there are times ...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I've been thinking a lot lately about the price of Ebooks. Since I'm traditionally published, I don't have the luxury of setting the prices of my Ebooks. That means, sometimes I like the prices of my Ebooks and there are times when I don't.
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4 Steps That Can Keep Writers From Dismal Failure
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund This week I got an email from Shannon, a new writer, who is confused about the publishing industry. She said this: " I started writing a book about 3 months ago. I sent a couple of chapters to a few publishing companies. They s...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. This week I got an email from Shannon, a new writer, who is confused about the publishing industry. She said this: "I started writing a book about 3 months ago. I sent a couple of chapters to a few publishing companies. They said I would get 70% of the royalties ...
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What to Do When First-Chapter Fears Paralyze Us
 By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I recently started writing a new book (a historical that releases next fall). As I was writing the first chapter, I experienced an almost paralyzing fear. It was a fear that raised its ugly serpent head and hissed in my ear: "...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I recently started writing a new book (a historical that releases next fall). As I was writing the first chapter, I experienced an almost paralyzing fear. It was a fear that raised its ugly serpent head and hissed in my ear: "Can you really write this story?" ...
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How To Become an Amazingly Successful Author
  By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I'm teaching a U.S. History class this year and recently we've been studying great American inventors and entrepreneurs. It's been a fascinating and enlightening study. First I learned the definition of an entrepreneur: A per...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I'm teaching a U.S. History class this year and recently we've been studying great American inventors and entrepreneurs. It's been a fascinating and enlightening study. First I learned the definition of an entrepreneur: A person who organizes and manages a business ...
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How Plot is Like a 3 Strand Braid
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund For my traditionally published books, I'm required to send a synopsis to my publisher before I start writing. While the mere mention of writing a synopsis gives many writers hives, I've actually grown to appreciate the pre-writ...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. For my traditionally published books, I'm required to send a synopsis to my publisher before I start writing. While the mere mention of writing a synopsis gives many writers hives, I've actually grown to appreciate the pre-writing synopsis.
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3 Surefire Ways to Generate Book Ideas
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund A friend came up to me at my son's basketball game last weekend and said she'd read my latest YA, An Uncertain Choice . She said she'd been curious how it compared to my adult books and seemed a bit surprised that she liked it ...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. A friend came up to me at my son's basketball game last weekend and said she'd read my latest YA, An Uncertain Choice. She said she'd been curious how it compared to my adult books and seemed a bit surprised that she liked it just as much as my other books.
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The Key to Knowing if You're Ready for Publication
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund My oldest is graduating from high school. So I'm in the midst of planning a big graduation party for him. I'm not super creative when it comes to parties (apparently I use up all my creativity in my stories!). So our party will...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. My oldest is graduating from high school. So I'm in the midst of planning a big graduation party for him. I'm not super creative when it comes to parties (apparently I use up all my creativity in my stories!). So our party will be pretty standard without a lot of ...
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3 Act Structure: How Building a Framework Helps Organize a Story
Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I received an email from a blog reader, Anna, asking for help with figuring out the framework of her story. She was struggling with how to handle diary entries (whether to use flashbacks or make them chronological), who to make th...
Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I received an email from a blog reader, Anna, asking for help with figuring out the framework of her story. She was struggling with how to handle diary entries (whether to use flashbacks or make them chronological), who to make the protagonist (mother, daughter, ...
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7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I recently finished reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. While the story was fascinating and well-told, what captivated me the most were the setting details that the author wove in seamlessly. The Alaskan wilderness in the 192...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I recently finished reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. While the story was fascinating and well-told, what captivated me the most were the setting details that the author wove in seamlessly. The Alaskan wilderness in the 1920's came alive to me in a magical way ...
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Spring 2015 Scavenger Hunt: Stop #3 (Purple Team)
Welcome to the Spring 2015 Scavenger Hunt! I'm doing something a little different on my blog today! I'm participating in a Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Please join in the fun! You have arrived at Stop #3 in the hunt . I'm part of Team PURPLE WHEN: The hunt begin...
I'm doing something a little different on my blog today! I'm participating in a Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Please join in the fun! You have arrived at Stop #3 in the hunt. I'm part of Team PURPLE WHEN: The hunt begins 4/16 at noon, mountain time and ends at 4/19 at midnight, mountain time.
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8 Ways Writers Can Be More Reader-Friendly
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund During the early social media explosion about six years ago authors were everywhere doing everything on social media. I think the frenzy led to a lot of burnout. As a result, I've noticed that many authors who were once really ...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. During the early social media explosion about six years ago authors were everywhere doing everything on social media. I think the frenzy led to a lot of burnout. As a result, I've noticed that many authors who were once really active on social media have grown ...
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Reading is the Training Ground for Becoming a Better Writer
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund I'm constantly learning new writing lessons from the books that I read. In fact, one of the main reasons I read is to learn. Over the past two months, I've read approximately 14 books. As I read (or listen to the book through m...
By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund. I'm constantly learning new writing lessons from the books that I read. In fact, one of the main reasons I read is to learn. Over the past two months, I've read approximately 14 books. As I read (or listen to the book through my Audible app on my phone), ...
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Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances.
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As a busy mama-writer, Jody has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.

She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.

Education
  • Taylor University
    Social Work
  • UW-Madison
    Masters Social Work
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