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Posts Categorized: For Writers

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

“How did you get your contract?” “How did you find your agent?” “Where can I meet other writers?” “Where can I learn more about the craft of writing?” These are questions I hear frequently, and my answer…Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Since 2003, Mount Hermon has been one of the highlights of my year. This… Read more »

Christian Writers Seminar in Northern California

Probably the most common question authors hear is how aspiring writers can get started. My recommendation…a writers conference. Not only do you receive wonderful instruction on the craft of writing and the bizarre intricacies of the publishing industry, but you meet other writers – both published and unpublished – and make good friends. Writing is… Read more »

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

“How did you get your contract?”  “How did you find your agent?” “Where can I meet other writers?” “Where can I learn more about the craft of writing?” These are questions I hear frequently, and my answer…Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Since 2003, Mount Hermon has been one of the highlights of my year. This year… Read more »

The Right…and the Left Way to Prepare for Writers’ Conferences

Are you a left-brained, list-making, analyzing, outline-oriented writer? Are you a right-brained, creative, spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants writer? Some combination? If you’re attending a writers’ conference, engage both halves of your brain and plan the right way—and the left way. The American Christian Fiction Writers Conference is scheduled for September 22-25, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri, and… Read more »

Keep Juggling – Using a Chart to Track Writing Goals

One of the biggest surprises of being published was the juggling act. Before publication, I’d get a story idea, research it, plot it, write it, and edit it. Then I’d start my next project. After my first contract, that all changed. I’m usually doing publicity for one book, working on my publisher’s edits for another, writing a… Read more »

Taming Time – Practical Tips to Increase Writing Productivity

Today I’m guest blogging over on Novel Journey on time management for writers: “Taming Time – Practical Tips to Increase Writing Productivity.” Herd up goals! Corral blocks of time! Lasso the internet! Harness time snippets! Yee-haw? Okay, so I shouldn’t write westerns. Anyway…here’s the link to the article: http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/2011/01/taming-time-by-guest-blogger-sarah.html

It’s All in Your Head

For a writer, interior monologue (the character’s thoughts) is a powerful tool to help your reader get into your character’s head, feel what they’re feeling, and understand them better. Today I’m guest blogging about interior monologue on Romance Writers on the Journey for their Wordsmithing on Wednesday feature – “It’s All in Your Head –… Read more »