The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

by Ava Pennington

When I worked as a Human Resources executive, one of my responsibilities was to offer outplacement training—a fancy term for helping people who lost their jobs find new employment. Outplacement training included creating a resume, polishing interview skills, and developing an elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is something writers need as well. A pitch is […]

Seven Things for Children’s Writers to Do

Writing Activities for Christmas Week

The week between Christmas and New Years is a special time of year. If you are an aspiring children’s author, you may wonder how to best use this week. Christian authors focus on a variety of activities during Christmas week. The list is as varied as the individual authors. I encourage you to choose one […]

Online Connections for Christian Children’s Authors

Joining Facebook Groups

An aspiring author is sometimes in a quandary about what to do next. Perhaps, the would-be author sits at her computer and wonders what to do with her writing time that day. Several months ago, I posted a list of jump start ideas, Be an Author – Do One Thing. Let’s add to that list […]

Free Photos for Your Blog

You’ve written a terrific blog post. Next step is to scour the Internet for the right photo to accompany your post. But just as our writing is copyright-protected, so are many of the photos we find on the Internet. So where can you find appropriate photos that are legal to us and also free? Here […]

Five Benefits of Attending a Christian Writer’s Conference

by Carol McAdams Moore

Have you ever considered attending a Christian writer’s conference? Whether you’re a first-time attendee, a published author, a presenter, or even the conference director, you’ll leave blooming with these benefits. Fellowship: There’s nothing like sitting in a room full of like-minded writers. The first time you do so, it may be difficult to comprehend. All […]

Always a Learning Curve

by Vicki H. Moss There’s plenty of advice available about what to write and how to “speak” to children readers through story. But how do you get your stories out there to parents who buy a large percentage of children’s reading material after you publish those fantastic tales? You can Google information on how to use […]

Affirmation by the Numbers

I was never much of a numbers person. Words are more my thing. Lots and lots of words, if you ask my husband! Numbers . . . not so much. It’s one of the reasons I love to write. To be able to communicate using myriad combinations of a mere twenty-six letters is nothing short of […]