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Lose the Parts Reader Skip -   We’ve all done it. You’re reading a novel that’s captured your interest and, before long, you find yourself skipping several paragraphs to find “where the story picks up again.” The writer writes well. That’s not the problem. The problem is they write too much. Sprinkled throughout the interesting, exciting parts you find a lot of blah-blah-blah. Like you, my life is pretty busy. When I get to read fiction, I do it to be refreshed and entertained. If a book ha...
Wisdom for writers to write better books
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The ABC's of Driving Traffic to Your Blog -   by, Andy Lee   Remember that movie, Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner? “Build it, and they will come.” That’s what the voice told him, and that’s what happened. People came from all over by the hundreds, thousands, even from eternity. It was a great story. I hate to be the bearer of bad news for any of you ready to launch a blog. It doesn’t work that way in the blogging world. You can build it, but nobody will come just because it’s there. Mayb...
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Through the eyes of an acquisition editor -   By, Ramona Richards Most editors love books and their authors. Those of us who can acquire books really love them – or we wouldn’t do this for a living. It’s not as if we’ll get rich doing this. There’s a good reason that New York editors usually have a long train ride into their jobs. We may hate the slush pile, but we love discovering that next great, beautiful story. To be honest, most of us can spot that “new voice” pretty fast. I can read a...
Insight to the reason why editors attend writers conferences
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Be a Book Influencer - By, Deborah Raney Just before a new book is ready to hit the bookstores, most publishers send out what they call “influencers copies”––hot-off-the-press books intended to start a buzz among readers all over the country. What fun it is to send one hundred reading friends a free copy of my new novel! But often the question that follows the thank-you is, “What am I required to do as an influencer?” Well, technically, nothing. There is no obligation whatsoever in being an...
Different ways you can help launch new books
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Choosing a Literary Agent -   By, Andy Lee   There was a day when literary agents weren’t necessary, but in today’s industry, agents are the link between authors and publishers. Most publishers no longer accept unsolicited queries and proposals. We have opportunities at conferences (like FCWC) to meet with acquisition editors of the publishing houses, but most of us can only afford one conference a year. An agent can send your proposal to publishers throughout the year. These are primary re...
Tips on choosing a literary agent
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Never Discredit Anyone (Especially God) - By, Eva Marie Everson I meet a lot of folks at writers conferences--sometimes in my classes, sometimes at a meal, sometimes just in passing.  A lot of writers conferences have the "pre-conference critique" option. This allows the conferee to send X-number of pages to faculty members (along with a stipend) who will, in turn, read and edit the work. Then, at the conference, the two sit together in a 15-minute session so the faculty member can help in ...
Don't let discouragement stop your calling to write
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How to Let People Know Your Book Exists - by, Natalie Gillespie 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 roll in or the downloads begin. Nope, nope, nope. Honestly, writing and getting your book published was the easy part. Now, the real work begins. Because no one will buy your book if they do not know it exists. How can you change that? By getting up-close-and-personal with all the media ...
Ways to work with the media to promote your book
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Advice from an Editor Regarding Your Manuscript - By, Fay Lamb Stick around the business long enough and you’re going to find an exception to every rule. You know, the best-selling author who says, “I don’t worry about grammar and punctuation. I just tell the story and let a copyeditor deal with the rest.” Sure, it happens. Someone writes a novel that is so intriguing an editor overlooks the details, but how often does that actually occur? As a writer, it is important to present the best pr...
Make your manuscript as perfect as possible
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Unplug and Know that I am God - By, Andy Lee     As I walked around the pond this morning, a man rounded the corner and said, “Well, good morning!” He wasn’t looking at me, but I thought perhaps he was talking to me, so I said, “Good morning!” He turned around and smiled, and that’s when I saw it. A white, small cord hung from his ear, and I realized he was on his phone. I managed an awkward smile. He returned the nicety and continued his conversation. “No, I’ll be in the office around 10:0...
Tips on how to unplug and find rest
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Follow Through with Proposal Requests: 5 Tips to Stay on Track
Follow through with proposal requests and keep on track with your writing
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Finding Value Through Faith -   By, Denae Haas  Have you ever had a dream inside that just wouldn't go away?  I wanted so badly to become a teacher, but fear of failure and life with my own growing family had me wait.  Finally in my thirties, I went back to school. After years of taking classes, evenings of homework at the kitchen table alongside my children, and continuing to do all the little-big-things that mommas do, I graduated from FSU, with honors.  When I finally stepped into the cl...
Finding Value in God's Purposes for Us as We Walk by Faith
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Six Tips from Literary Agents -     Editors Note: FCWC is sponsered by Word Weavers International, Inc. Word Weavers International is made up of online and face-to-face chapters focused on community, critique, and conferences. One of the benefits of being a member of Word Weavers is a monthly newsletter called The Loom which provides articles about the publishing industry, resources for writers, celebration of book launches, upcoming writers conferences, and “”The Last Word” from the Word W...
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Florida Christian Writers' Confence starts each year with teaching and inspiration.