All posts in category Writing & Promotion Tips

Write, They Said

by Suzanne D. Williams Write, they said. Write your first draft, just jot down the words and don’t look back. Right words. Wrong words. Bad phrases. Poor grammar. Telling, instead of showing. Head hopping. Everything goes as long as the words land on the page. Write, they said. Don’t reread. Don’t correct yourself.  […]

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Overcoming The Low Moments

by Suzanne D. Williams There are days when I have to force myself to smile. Any author knows what I mean – that plastic, I-don’t-want-to-hear-this expression that hides what you’re actually thinking. Because nothing should show how I really feel about negative reviews, low sales, or any of the other innumerable downers that […]

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Accepting Rejection (or Constructive Criticism)

by Ruth O’Neil I recently had a request to review a book. This book was already published in ebook form. Now I was not being paid to write this review and I was receiving no other compensation, which was fine. This was a new, young writer and I wanted to encourage him. Keep […]

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Lisa’s Hearty Chili Recipe & a Few Writing Tips

by Lisa Prysock From My Kitchen to Yours                                         One of my favorite meals to make during this time of year is chili!  My whole family enjoys it!  It is easy to prepare, tastes even better the second day, and it’s economical.  At our house, we like to serve it with plenty of saltines, […]

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Writing While Waiting

by Ruth O’Neil Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it was almost impossible to write? If I were to be completely honest, I’m there right now. Circumstances in my life are threatening to overtake me and run me down. Writing has been difficult for the last six months. It isn’t […]

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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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Writing Tips: Watch What You Write

by Suzanne D. Williams It isn’t enough to write a book. I must write it well, and “writing well” means watching what I write by choosing each word carefully. I look back at when I started and would change so much of what I produced. Glib to be writing at all, I paid […]

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Excerpt of “Plantation Restored”

by BJ Robinson The third and last novel in the Azalea Plantation Series will be released soon. Here is a sneak preview of Plantation Restored. If you enjoy historical romance novels with the same characters, don’t miss Siege of Azalea Plantation, Azalea Plantation, and Plantation Restored. Lexie stood at the balcony railing with […]

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Writers Need Writers

by Ruth O’Neil Behind every good writer is a group of writers. Yes, you read that correctly, writers, not necessarily readers, although we need them too. I have been a writer for more than 20 years. I have known a lot of wanna-be writers. We all know them. When people hear you are […]

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