As I mentioned in my most recent blog, a strong structure invites the reader into your book. Your table of contents is a big selling point–not only for readers but also for agents and editors. I like to think of …
Spiritual Warfare and the Ministry of the Christian Writer
“What kind of books do you write?” my neighbor asked. I told her a little of what I’ve written, smirking she said,”Oh, you’re a Christian author.”
Afterwards I kept thinking of those two words, Christian author. I remembered penning words …
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Don’t small changes sound like they should naturally connect to small impact? Listed here are ten small changes with surprisingly potent impact on both nonfiction and fiction.
And is a useful word. It can, however, become as unsightly …
8 Ways to Make Your Book More Accessible
While an author hopes that the text of his or her book is all that’s needed to clearly communicate with the reader, in actuality, sometimes ancillary parts of a book can add much to the reader’s engagement with your book. …
A Writing Contest and Some Hints on How to Win
I’m interrupting our normal blog schedule to insert an important announcement: Our agency is sponsoring a writing contest, and we want YOU to enter!
The Writing Contest Why
We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, which signifies 25 years of …
Dos and Don’ts to Pitching Nonfiction
By Wendy Lawton
Last time I blogged I wrote about what not to say when someone asks the novelist, “What is your novel about?” A couple of readers on Facebook asked if I’d tackle some dos and don’ts for nonfiction …
How to Write Great Discussion Questions
by Janet Kobobel Grant
Some authors choose to write discussion questions that will appear at the back of a book or to be available on the writer’s website. Having written a slew of such questions and having been trained in …
Proposal Prep: The Competition Section
by Janet Kobobel Grant
After a client submits his nonfiction proposal to me, I suspect he thinks I’ll have that baby in the hands of an editor within the hour. Not exactly. Before that big event occurs, I’ll take a …
Janet Kobobel Grant
What stimulates you to write a story or to compose a manuscript about a certain topic?
I find it instructive to listen to interviews with highly successful authors. They often are asked–and love to talk …
Is Your Personal Story a Memoir?
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Friends tell you that you need to write the story of your experience. And your story burns within you–you need to write it. So you set out to construct your memoir.
Before you take another step, …