Practice a Pause

Practice a Pause Summer. A time to reconnect with family and friends. Staycations. Vacations. Day trips. Breaks are not a luxury. We need them to recharge physically and emotionally. Even athletes understand the value of training breaks to cultivate prolonged endurance in their respective sports. But what about writers? We might think we don’t have … More Practice a Pause

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community

5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community Are you a member of a writing community? I’m not talking about attending a writers’ conference. Are you part of a writing critique group or other professional organization that meets at least once a month? If you are, then you already know the benefits. If you’re not, then … More 5 Reasons to Join a Writing Community

Marketing Doesn’t Have to be a Hard Sell

  Marketing Doesn’t Have to be a Hard Sell I’m sure I’m not the only person to see subject lines like these in my email inbox: Check this out! Sale! New discounts! New Prices! Get it now! Order now! I didn’t ask for them. I don’t want them. Still, they show up, dozens and dozens … More Marketing Doesn’t Have to be a Hard Sell

6 Common Mistakes in Building Your Email List

Examining 6 common mistakes authors make in trying to grow their email list. How many of these are you guilty of?
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Spread the News in a Newsletter

As social media reach becomes more restricted, how can authors reach their readers? Develop an email list! … More Spread the News in a Newsletter

Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward

Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward by Ava Pennington Ever feel as if you’re writing plans have gone off track? Maybe you’ve decided there’s no point in having writing goals since none of them have come to fruition. What do you do if your writing life is not measuring up to your dreams? … More Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward

Flipped for The Flip Dictionary

Flipped for the Flip Dictionary! Writers use a wide variety of resources. You probably own a dictionary (or two!) and a thesaurus. Perhaps you have a market guide such as the Christian Writer’s Market Guide on your bookshelf. You may use The Chicago Manual of Style, The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, or The Christian Writer’s … More Flipped for The Flip Dictionary