Becoming A Warrior Writer

by Tammy Van Gils @TammyVanGils Most folks are familiar with the story of Gideon from Judges 6-8. The Israelites had done evil in the eyes of the Lord and oppression came upon them at the hands of the Midianites. Eventually, the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help. He sent a prophet to remind […]

The Value of Mentoring

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Is there something missing in your writing life? Could there be a surprise additive to the list of how to succeed in the world of publishing? Is mentoring another serious writer for you? I believe so. In fact, I know so. To be blessed, one must be a blessing to others. […]

Being a Submissive Writer

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I was talking with a good friend of mine, Torry Martin, at a conference, and we got into an interesting discussion. He mentioned that being submissive was something that writers don’t often consider. The look on my face must have clued him into my confusion because he went on.  “It’s a natural […]

Tips to Stay Safe Online While Building Your Audience

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson As writers we know the importance of developing an online presence, but is there such a thing as putting too much information out there? How do we know when we’ve gone beyond platform building into an area that puts us and our families at risk? The result of too much information […]

Writer Critique Groups – How to Find the Perfect One for You

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Writers search for the best ways to receive helpful feedback for their manuscripts. We all desire to develop new skills by learning from those who know the craft. Face to face meetings offer an opportunity for the writer to reach professional goals. Meeting with a select group of writers who share […]

Social Media, Marketing & Branding

Adjust Your Social Media Expectations This Year

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson “I’m not getting any traction with social media,” is one of the complaints I hear a lot as I travel and teach writers how to connect. There are a lot of reasons people feel this way, a few are legit, but most are just unreasonable expectations. Today I’m going to address […]

How to Write Killer Emotions

Creating Emotions in Conflict

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Writing killer emotions means the writer understands a character’s unique temperament, wants, needs, flaws, desires, goals, challenges, and backstory. With these traits, a writer fills the pages with the character’s deepest of feelings. Experts state that up to 90% of communication is nonverbal. Character driven body language allows the writer to […]

Evaluating Your Writing Goals

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Evaluating our professional writing life can leave us at a crossroad. Do we continue with the same social media, marketing, and branding methods as 2016, or do we dive into new or enhanced methods that have the potential to raise our visibility? How does a writer compare the work involved in […]