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? […]

Tips to Help You 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 […]

Mastering Plot: Part 1

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Plot is defined as the series of events in your story. It’s also called the storyline. While that may sound simple, mastering plot takes time, imagination, and knowing our characters inside and out. A storyline is filled with action and chronologically propels the story forward. Today’s blog is Part I of […]

What Do You Say to the Voices in Your Head?

By Deborah Clack @deborah_clack The black dress. The uncomfortable heels. The freshened make-up. And the hope that this was the night Lance Vernon Clack would propose to me. Twelve years ago, almost to the day, I sat across a table from my boyfriend in a restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower. Pulling out a […]

Social Media Questions: What Is Klout & Why Do I Need It?

By Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve recently received a lot of questions about a relatively new social media tool, KLOUT. Despite what it may claim, its biggest value isn’t as a social media platform, but as a tool to measure our relevance in the digital world. First, let me assure you Klout is a legitimate tool, […]

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 […]

Accept The Call

Expect an Adventure with God for Writers

By DiAnn Mills @diannmills Today begins our first Faith Friday post. For the next nine weeks, we’ll be exploring our relationship with God as writers for Him by using the acronym A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E Today, we want to dwell on the letter A: Accept the call from God as a personal invitation to follow Him. A writer […]