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#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Shaping the Diamond (Showing, not Telling)

Today I’m participating in a new venture: the first Author Toolbox Blog Hop. You can find more post by clicking the link, or find us on Twitter at #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop Author Toolbox: Shaping the Diamond Using Show, Don’t Tell to Engage Readers Last week, we talked about interior monologue—a technique some writers overuse. This affects the …

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Best of the Blogs from Christian Editing Services

Best of the Blogs: 15 April 2017

  Best of the blogs: the best posts I’ve read this week on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing your novel. Well, mostly writing and marketing, including a useful posts about Elegant Authors from Elegant Themes. Writing On Christian Fiction … TJ Mackay of InD’Tale Magazine visits Seekerville to share her views of the role of …

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Using Point of View to Engage Readers

Shaping the Diamond Part One (Using Point of View to Engage Readers)

Last week I looked at the types of point of view we use in fiction. This week I’m looking at point of view from another perspective—why it’s important. The main reason we need to use deep perspective point of view is because it’s a great way to engage readers by making them feel part of …

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Best of the Blogs: 8 April 2017

Best of the blogs: the best posts I’ve found this week on writing, editing, and marketing your books. Plus two I wrote. In case you missed them. Writing Mike Duran has a new project in the works: a companion to his non-fiction book Christian Horror, this one examining Christian Science Fiction. I love shows like …

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Best of the Blogs: 1 April 2017

No, not an April Fool (although you might wonder if you watch the YouTube videos on Change Blindness below). Writing Narelle Atkins visits Australasian Christian Writers to challenge us to make writing a Lifelong Learning Process … and shares the news that Margie Lawson will be speaking at the 2017 Omega Writer’s Conference in Sydney, …

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Reader Question: How do I Find a Christian Literary Agent?

Reader Question: How do I find a Christian literary agent? And what does an agent do? If you’ve read Christian Publishing: A Guide to Publishers Specializing in Christian Fiction*, you’ll have seen that many of the big name Christian publishers state that they only accept manuscripts submitted from recognized literary agents.  Unsolicited paper submissions are likely …

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Best of the Blogs: 25 March 2107

Best of the blogs: the best posts I’ve read this week on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. Writing Kristen Lamb is back again this week, asking: Do Some People Lack the Talent to be Authors? Does writing take talent … or just a whole lot of practice and a willingness to learn? What do you …

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Reader Question: Should I Hire Someone to Build my Social Media Presence?

Today I’m visiting Australasian Christian Writers to answer a question from a reader: An agent liked my manuscript, but said I needed to build my social media presence before he’d consider representing me. I work full time. Should I hire someone? Short answer: Maybe. Long answer … Maybe. It depends on what your agent means by …

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