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3 Steps to Build Your Writer’s Platform
We each have intrinsic value to contribute to our community. Three ways to build your writer's platform.
Behind the Pause
A pause is not a pause, but what is actually behind the pause...
Three Steps to Editing the Beginning
Working on your first chapter needs only three things to keep the characters real and the readers turning the page. Plus, seven winners announced for Barbour's 7 Brides for 7 Texans!!
How to Trust the Process
As writers, we tend to get overwhelmed by other writer's successes, but we fail in one thing. . .
Three Similarities in Theater and Writing
What I learned behind the scenes in theater...and how writing plays a great part in creativity.
Contests 101: 5 Editor Takeaways
What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .
ACFW: June 2019 Indiana Meeting
First pages are challenging. Wouldn't you rather not have to go it alone? The June 2019 Indiana Chapter ACFW meeting is here to help guide and shape the first chapter of your manuscript. Writers, if you're near Kokomo, IN, you'll not want to miss getting your first page evaluated by professional editors in the industry. … Continue reading ACFW: June 2019 Indiana Meeting
Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways
Contests bring out the best and the worst in all of us---the entrants, the judges, the agents or editors. Trust me. I've been on the receiving and giving side of both ends of the contest spectrum. And though I didn't like what I got, I will still live to tell about it. Like now. This … Continue reading Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways
The Horse in a Book
Writing about horses is more than simply writing about the horse....