11 Tips to Get More Comments on Your Blog

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Even today—with as many blogs on the Internet as there are—blogging is still a valuable part of building and maintaining an online community. But it’s rare for a blog to take hold and grow, if it’s not a place where comments proliferate. Almost no one likes to be lectured, and that’s […]

Mastering Plot: Part II

By DiAnn Mills @DiannMills   Welcome to the second blog of Mastering Plot. On June 29th, we talked about: The writer’s goals in establishing a dynamic story. Developing unique characters. Showing how characters lead the way in plot The value of forming a story idea In today’s post, we’ll talk about how the opening hook […]

Your Blueprint to Book launch Success

Part 1

By Vincent B. Davis II @vbdavisii On June 30th, a little after midnight, my first novel was listed for Preorder. Needless to say there was a lot going through my head. Were my promotional sites prepared? Did I have my newsletter in order? Did I have a social media presence worthy of making a push? […]

One Writer’s Annual Reading Plan

by Bob Hostetler @BobHoss At the recent (and wonderful!) Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, I had occasion several times to mention the fact that I compile and generally follow an annual reading plan every year. As a writer, of course, I afford reading a high priority in my life. I read not only for […]

5 Things You’ll Discover When You Write THROUGH the Tough Times

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve never met anyone who had an easy life. I’ve met a lot of people that looked like they did—from the outside. But once I’ve gotten to know them, I quickly learned that things were never what they seemed. This holds true for writers. Those who have the luxury of writing […]

Characteristics that Determine a Heroine

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills How do you determine the heroine in your novels? Discovering who my female character is and what matters to her takes time and patience. She’s not a victim, although she might have been in the past. Because of that critical experience, she’s changed and grown into a survivor who’s strong and […]

Introducing Our Newest Team Member!

By Vincent Davis @VincentDavis Many of you met our intern Vincent Brent Davis at the 2017 Conference, but now he’s going to tell you more about himself. Hi there! Some of you may remember me as Brent from the conference last month, but I would like to formally introduce myself as the luckiest man alive. […]

What are Your Writing Questions?

By DiAnn Mills and Edie Melson @DiAnn Mills @Edie Melson A successful writer achieves bestselling status by constantly improving her writing skills. She sets aside time to study the craft with valuable information destined to not only keep her sales high but also to challenge her best to be even better. Edie and I want […]

Writers! Don’t Go Back to Normal

by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28 After a conference, we try to go back to normal. My advice? Don’t. Once you have experienced BRMCWC for yourself, there’s no going back. Your “normal” has been altered forever.  Say good-bye to the old way of looking at yourself. You’re a writer now. Most likely, the call to write was […]