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Best of the Blogs 20 May 2017

Best of the Blogs: 20 May 2017

The Best of the Blogs for the week ending 20 May 2017 … Publishing News There were two major stories in the publishing world this week. Harlequin Closes Five Lines Harlequin confirmed they are closing five fiction lines to new acquisitions. One of these is the Love Inspired Historical line, which publishes 4-6 Christian romance …

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Best Book Marketing Websites

#AuthorToolBoxBloghop: 9 Best Book Marketing Websites

This post is part of the #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop, the brainchild of  Raimey Gallant. There are over thirty authors participating in the blog hop this month, each sharing on a topic related to writing, publishing or marketing. There are three great ways to follow the blog hop: Check out the list of participating websites on the main …

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Best of the Blogs 20 May 2017

Best of the Blogs: 13 May 2017

Best of the Blogs: the best posts I’ve read this week on writing, publishing, and marketing. Lots of marketing! Writing Stephanie Dees visits Seekerville to talk about critique partners, and shares her tips for finding a great partner (or group). Publishing Tim Grahl has published a length post on the pros and cons of traditional …

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Christian Authors Unite by Antonio L Crawford

Book Review: Christian Authors Unite: Challenging the Way Writers Write, Publish and Think

Christian Authors Unite is a compilation of articles on marketing for Christian authors. There are seven chapters by seven different authors. Each chapter covers points on a specific topic related to writing, publishing, and marketing Christian books. The chapters cover Building your author platform Targeting your market Keeping your writing on track Writing a book …

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Best of the Blogs 20 May 2017

Best of the Blogs: 6 May 2017

Apologies for missing the last two Best of the Blogs posts. I had a long wifi-free weekend away with my husband, then I was at the New Zealand Christian Writers Retreat—I had a great time! Congratulations! INSPY Award Shortlist Announced Congratulations to the finalists in the INSPY Awards—especially Kara Isaac, who made the shortlist in …

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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 20 May 2017

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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