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Inspired by Faith, Locale, Life Experience, Family, Friends & History

by BJ Robinson How do you find inspiration to write? Faith spurs me on as I find inspiration in scripture from God’s Word, locales from vacations and nature, life experience, family, friends, and history. Born in the Bible belt, I grew up on country music my mother loved which impacts my writing. Various […]

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Crowdfunding and Authors: An Opinion Part Two

by Parker J. Cole For the first part of this discussion click here: http://graceandfaith4u.com/posts/crowdfunding-for-writers-by-parker-j-cole/ Needless to say, there is a virulent mental disease that has affected millions of people in today’s topsy turvy world. The spread of it is more rampant than the Black Plague which emptied Europe a few hundred years ago. […]

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Crafting a Great Romance

by Staci Stallings I love romance. I love to watch people fall in love… not lust. Love. And there’s a difference. When people fall in lust, they are attracted to a body–a temporary entity. They expend a lot of energy trying to impress the other person. They might go out on dates, give […]

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Know Your Audience

by Suzanne D. Williams One of the biggest mistakes I see writers make is not first considering who they’re writing for. By way of example, I’ve written everything from young adult stories to historicals to romantic suspense. Each of these genres appeals to a different type of audience and requires a slightly different […]

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How to Write a Novella by Suzanne D. Williams

I have made my writing career on novellas and short stories. By definition, this is any book less than 40,000 words. To date, I have seventy in publication written in a four year time span. So to say I know how to write one is putting it mildly. I recently read the words […]

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What to Consider Before Writing for the General Market by Precarious Yates

Is it possible to be a Christian author writing for the general market? Yes, and I would say it’s incredibly necessary. The general market needs books that have a Christian worldview. This isn’t a simple task. One needs to have thick skin, clear vision and plenty of time in prayer and reading God’s […]

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Integrity & Writing by SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS

When I was originally going to write this blog, I had a list of “tired” storylines, plots that have been used and re-used, but I realized in scanning it, that much of what was listed was simply my opinion. Opinion, by definition, is simply a personal view. Thinking of it positively, it isn’t […]

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Crowdfunding and Authors – An Opinion Part One by Parker J. Cole

Crowdfunding is a wonderful vehicle to get ideas started and generated. Instead of the practice of seeking well-heeled investors who want a giant chunk of the profits for your idea, you invite the general public and those potential well-heeled investors to see if they want to partake of your idea. The concept is […]

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Similes and Metaphors: The Algorithms of the Novel by Precarious Yates

Algorithm. It’s a word that’s thrown around a lot lately. Basically, an algorithm is a way to sort things, or, rather, the best way to sort things. It’s a very math-y and sciency term. So how on earth could a novel have an algorithm? The last time I wrote for Grace & Faith […]

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Writing Tips – Keep It Simple by Suzanne D. Williams

I read an article recently that outlines a number of writing habits authors need to kick, and it set me thinking about some of those very same things I’d seen in recent books. Here are my current top three: People dump – Introducing too many characters too soon with very little explanation of […]

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