Overcoming the Fear Factor: Finding the Perfect Agent

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Some writers are terrified at the prospect of finding an agent. We think literary representation is the one factor that will get us published when the key is writing an outstanding book. But let’s say we’ve already written a fabulous project, what is the agent/author relationship? What does an agent really […]

Dollars & Sense for Writers—Thoughts on Where & When to Spend Your Money

What Writing Organizations Should I Join?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I remember what it was like when I was just starting out as a writer. I thought it was something I wanted to do. I even felt like it was something God called me to do. It’s an exciting time—a time when we’re trying on the moniker of writer. It’s also a […]

10 Things I Wished I’d Known About Writing

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills When I started writing, I was so excited about the future. I had dreams, goals, my workday organized, notepads and pencils beside my computer, and a whole lot to learn about writing. But there are 10 surprises that hit me along the way to publication. Sure wish I’d have known them […]

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 […]

When Rejection Stings

dealing with rejection

by Alycia W. Morales     @AlyciaMorales If you’ve been writing for any length of time – and submitting, hopeful for publication – you are well aware of the sting of rejection. If you’re human, you know the sting of rejection. We’ve all dealt with it. When someone turns you or your writing down, they may have […]

3 Ways to Create Margin with Your Time

aka...It's Time to Break Up with Life

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by Bethany Jett, @betjett Stressed? Overwhelmed? Spinning your wheels? When life gets too busy with looming deadlines and demands on my time, I tend to react in the one way that comes naturally. I hide. From life. Which incidentally, doesn’t work. Because in this game of hide-and-seek, life finds me every time. 3 Ways to Create […]

Fall Back in Love with Writing

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Between deadlines, edits and rejections it’s easy to fall out of love with our writing. It can get so bad that we begin to dread sitting down at the keyboard. When that happens to me my mind begins to reprioritize my life. I can suddenly find a million things more important […]

Make Money While Writing Your Manuscript

by Alycia W. Morales      @AlyciaMorales As Christian writers, our main goal is to share God’s love with those who read our words. Of course, it’s nice to get paid to share those words, and writing is as much a job as teaching, building, or counseling. Contracts can be elusive, and writing a full manuscript takes […]

10 Ways to Streamline Your Writing Life

Don't Make Things Harder Than They Have To Be

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson So often we make things harder than they have to be. Sometimes we do it because we’re used to doing things a certain way, or because it’s the only way we know how. But things change quickly these days, and it’s always a good thing to take a look at your […]