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10 "Not-So-Secret" Secrets for a Great Writers Conference - Preparing for a writers conference is nerve-wracking. How many copies of my proposal formatted correctly? Have I edited enough? Is my platform too small? What if my friends are lying to me ands my writing is terrible? Who will I sit with at lunch? What if I mess up during my pitch time? What if everyone says no? Whether it’s your first or fiftieth writers conference, there are some not-so-secret secrets about h... http://ow.ly/2Uw5XA
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Moving From Passion to Process - You’ve been thinking about it. Praying about it. Maybe even talking about it. God has placed a non-fiction book on your heart. Perhaps it’s a memoir or a devotional. It could be a collection of short stories or a book for children. Maybe it’s a how-to book or one on Christian living. You are passionate about your idea. You have the vision and motivation.  But how do you process your passion into an actual non-fiction manuscript? You may ... http://ow.ly/2TZQDH
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What Is Compel Training? - Nearly 15 years ago, I attended my first writing conference. I learned a great deal, but once I arrived home I wasn’t sure how to take the next step. You don’t have to feel that way. Whether you're writing a book, a blog or an article, Compel Training (compeltraining.com) is Christ-centered inspiration and practical teaching. This program was created by Lysa Terkeurst, a multiple NY Times bestselling author and founder of Proverbs 31 Ministrie... http://ow.ly/2T8HPW
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Three Problems with Point of View - Errors in Point of View are among the most problems we see in the manuscripts of new writers. There are several reasons for this. First, most of us have read the classic novelists—Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, JRR Tolkien—all of whom wrote in omniscient POV. So the kinds of things they wrote—telling you what every single person in thinking, going off into long sidebars about a continent’s history—leak into the work of writers who don’... http://ow.ly/2SslYQ
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How to Evaluate Your Options - With so many options available to authors, how are you to decide which publishing option is best—traditional publishing, independent publishing, or a combination. It used to be that traditional publishing was the only legitimate option for "real" authors and all the others were only for those who couldn't land a real contract. Today the landscape has changed. Traditional publishing is still the Holy Grail, and when I see a manuscript that ... http://ow.ly/2RFguA
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Do the Math - They had me at the word “potential.” The conference promised to help me realize my full potential as a writer. And after they threw in a few other words like “refresh” and “restore,” I was hooked. Almost. The power of the hook lasted only until I clicked on the link that led to the fine print—and the price tag. This four-day writers retreat complete with (count ’em) one agent, one editor, and one author could be mine for the low, low price of only $1,999 (... http://ow.ly/2R1Ehq
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Go Where God Leads - There’s something inherently overwhelming about having multiple options. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to have options…without them we get something called a monopoly, so we need choices. But there are times when extensive options can thrust us into a zone of confusion. Case in point, I recently stopped at my local big box store for three things. I planned to be in and out in ten minutes. However, I immediately got hung up trying to decide on toothp... http://ow.ly/2U8wtW
There's something inherently overwhelming about having multiple options. Don't get me wrong, it's good to have options…without them we get something called a monopoly, so we need choices. But there are times when extensive options can thrust us into a zone of confusion.
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Your Last First Conference - There’s something frightening about firsts. … A baby’s first step: Will I fall, or will Daddy catch me? … A teenager’s first time driving: Will Mom’s knuckles ever return to a normal color? I recently watched the romantic comedy Hitch where Will Smith’s character “The Date Doctor” helps his clients conquer their fears with their “true loves.” In one scene, he tells his client Albert that he could be Allegra’s “last first kiss.” Life is full ... http://ow.ly/2TBRTZ
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That Agent Meeting - If you are going to a conference for the first time, or maybe even the tenth time, meeting with an agent may make you a little nervous. That's only natural since your agent will be key to your career. We not only open doors for you with traditional publishers, but we help you manage your career and help you over inevitable bumps. Even better, we are your friends who celebrate your success! No matter how you are feeling, I encourage you to meet with ... http://ow.ly/2SQb6i
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To Blog or Not to Blog...No Question About It - Do any of these statements describe you? 1. You know you need to blog, but you don’t want to despite every agent, editor, and article about the publishing industry telling you that it’s a must. 2. You want to launch a blog, but you don’t know where to start. 3. You’ve studied so much about blogging you suffer PBY (Paralysis-By-Analysis). You’re stuck in the mud of too many options. 4. You simply need someone to walk you to... http://ow.ly/2S84Lw
Do any of these statements describe you? 1. You know you need to blog, but you don't want to despite every agent, editor, and article about the publishing industry telling you that it's a must. 2. You want to launch a blog, but you don't know where to start.
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Writing Effective Book Proposals - I am looking forward to talking with many of you at the Florida Christian Writers’ Conference as an acquisitions editor for Wesleyan Publishing House. Books are pitched to publishers, not as complete manuscripts, but as “proposals” that a) must catch an editor’s attention, b) convince the marketing committee there is a market for the book and c) prove you have a way to reach that market. Here is a sample of the sections that must be in... http://ow.ly/2RoGe5
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Becoming More Media Savvy - Remember the famous line from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come”? That worked great for Kevin Costner when he was building a baseball diamond in a corn field, but not so much for your new book, blog, or Bible study that you want people to find and, let’s just admit it, buy. You worked so hard to get that contract and write your incredible work that you may feel like it’s finally time to relax and watch the dollars ro... http://ow.ly/2QJ3nD
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Florida Christian Writers' Confence starts each year with teaching and inspiration.