Writing – A Sacred Adventure

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We are on an adventure called life. From the day we are born until God calls us home, we are given special interests that define our purpose and mold our personalities. Writing is our sacred adventure. Writers share a special path because we’ve been gifted with the creative skill of releasing […]

Friday Faculty Five

Eddie Jones & Scott McCausey

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Welcome to this week’s Friday Faculty Five! Up next we’ve got a pirate … ARG! and a podcast host. Find out more about Eddie Jones of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and Scott McCausey of Christian Devoitons Speak UP! in this week’s edition of Friday Faculty Five. Eddie Jones I flunked freshman English twice at […]

Learn How to Be a Visual Writer

by Tammy Van Gils @TammyVanGils Take a moment and imagine these iconic scenes. With grey skies above and a slight breeze blowing, they walked near her childhood home. Carrying her shoes in one hand, she walked up the driveway and stopped near the old, dilapidated house. Pain strained her face as she reaches down and […]

The Moments at a Conference that Change Your Life

Countdown Week #3

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I didn’t plan on making friends at a writers conference. As most writers are, I’m extremely introverted and the size of my intimate social circle was perfectly adequate. The purpose of the conference was to learn and get writing feedback. However, it is the friendships that developed from those writing conferences that are the most […]

Announcing the 2017 Selah Award Finalists

by Eva Marie Everson @EvaMarieEverson Today we’re excited to announce the 2017 Selah Award Finalists. Competition was stiff with more entries than ever before. Congratulations to all the finalists! Be sure to help us spread the word and congratulate your friends. Selah Award Finalists for 2017 This year, Selah finalists have been named in sixteen […]

5 Ways to Partner with Bookstores

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We’ve successfully written a book and prepared it for publication. We’ve labored through edits and sometimes rewrites. We’re pleased with the cover. We’ve developed a marketing and promotion campaign that reflects our passion for the book. But sometimes what looks easy can be the most difficult. Our strategy looks grand on […]

10 Ways to Deepen the Craft of Writing

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We writers want to see our manuscripts published. We work hard on blogs, articles, devotions, fiction, and nonfiction projects. And we are always looking for new techniques to strengthen our message. The following 10 suggestions can help every writer create a more powerful project. Develop three sentences describing the writing project. […]

Friday Faculty Five

Steve Laube & Tamela Hancock Murray

Friday Faculty Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Faculty Five! We’ve only got a few weeks to go until BRMCWC 2017! This week we’re featuring agents Steve Laube and Tamela Hancock Murray. Steve Laube 1. Grew up with two brothers, no sisters. Then had three daughters, no sons. Is it some sort of revenge? 2. I’ve […]

What to Expect During the Conference

Countdown Week #4

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett We are a month away from the start of the Blue Ridge Conference, and we are soooo excited!!!! There is still plenty of time to get your proposals, one sheets, business cards, and pitches together, so no fretting! We want you to feel comfortable, especially if this is your first conference or […]

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 […]