3 Important Things You Need to Consider BEFORE You Write Your Story

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3 Important Things You Need to Consider BEFORE You Write Your Story

When choosing to write your own story, the reader's expectations and needs need to be kept front and center. People come to books for help or entertainment to make life easier to bear. If they feel more confused upon looking into a book, they will disengage. That's the last thing we want. Therefore, I don’t often tell writers to write their story without recommending that they thoughtfully consider three things…

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Writer, Build a Platform. But I’m a Christian.

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Writer, Build a Platform. But I’m a Christian.

Disarm the fear of pride and shine for Christ with confident humility

If you rolled your eyes at the title of this post, this may not be for you. LOL! For those who may have said this aloud when given this charge or may have felt a sinking feeling in their heart while attending another workshop about building an author platform, then keep reading. You are not the only one who has felt this way, but there is too good a reason why you shouldn’t. 

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Writer, Give Thanks!

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Writer, Give Thanks!

With the holiday season upon us, so many are facing difficulties of various kinds. It’s not quite Hallmark in everyone’s life. But I believe there are still things we can look up about. I shared this in a writer’s group I’m a part of and thought I’d share it here too. I was inspired by a beautiful sermon I heard at church this week, by a conversation I had with a sweet writer, and of course my own life.

I hope you are encouraged.

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#Pubtip: Make Your Online Self Easy to Find

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#Pubtip: Make Your Online Self Easy to Find

When I was an acquisitions editor, I would see creative and weird names authors would use to identify themselves online. They didn’t make themselves easy to find, and their online branding didn’t make a good case for why I should consider publishing them.

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Officially Unbossed

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Officially Unbossed

After fourteen years as an in-house book publishing editor, I have officially broken free from the corporate matrix. That’s right: you are looking at a free agent.

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Your Book Is a Business

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Your Book Is a Business

Each book is like its own business unit. The book proposal is like a business plan. Publishers are your investors. Readers are your customers and end users. How do you think an investor would look at a business if it hadn't thought about its competition and the market it is seeking to enter?

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