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Seeing how far you’ve come …

[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in April 2018] When you’re driving, there is one thing you do that really helps you navigate the way ahead. And to do it, it involves looking back. It’s when you look in the rearview mirror. That little mirror gives you a glimpse into where you’ve come from, … Continue reading Seeing how far you’ve come …

April 2018 New Releases from ACFW

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Pelican Point by Irene Hannon -- After inheriting a crumbling lighthouse, ex-Army doctor Ben Garrison wants to sell it. But Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber is determined to save the town landmark. Can these two romance-wary … Continue reading April 2018 New Releases from ACFW

Five things authors can learn from spammers

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog on March 12, 2018] I hate spam. Not the faux-meat shaped like dog food, but the unwanted rubbish that appears in my email inbox every morning. The type of communication that leaves me disappointed that of the 100 emails I’ve got waiting for … Continue reading Five things authors can learn from spammers

The advantages of being an international writer

This blog post first appeared on NovelRocket.com on March 11, 2018] Last time I was on NovelRocket, blogged about the challenges of being an international writer. And those challenges are large, albeit surmountable. There are also advantages to being an international writer. Advantages that can help set you apart in the drive to be discovered … Continue reading The advantages of being an international writer

The challenges of being an international writer

[This blog post appeared on Novel Rocket on February 11, 2018] Since the Internet shrank the world – and social media put us in touch with everyone everywhere – there are now opportunities to be an international writer. We can go beyond the borders. Suddenly our audiences aren’t well-meaning family and the biggest segment of … Continue reading The challenges of being an international writer

ACFW February 2018 Releases

February 2018 New Releases Including the latest release from James L Rubart - my mentor! More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: A Passionate Hope, Hannah's Story by Jill Eileen Smith -- Hannah has spent her life trusting God, loving her husband, putting up with abuse … Continue reading ACFW February 2018 Releases

What if “better writer” was the journey and not the destination?

[This blog post appeared on International Christian Fiction Writers on January 29, 2018] Every writer under the sun wants to be a better writer. Each of us has the carrot of being a better writer dangling a few feet in front of us, always out of reach. Even those whose names grace our bookshelves – … Continue reading What if “better writer” was the journey and not the destination?

What if your “word for the year” isn’t one you like?

[This blog post appeared on NovelRocket.com in January 2018] Everyone seems to be doing a “word for the year.” Last year I decided to do it too. Being the thinking overachiever that I am, I decided that my word for 2017 would be Published. It felt right. This was my goal, and it made sense … Continue reading What if your “word for the year” isn’t one you like?