At the upcoming Southern California Christian Writers’ Conference that I’ll be directing, we have three wonderful keynoters lined up for the three days of the conference. I’d like to introduce one of them to you. Karen Ball will be giving our Thursday keynote session, “Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life!” A publishing professional […]
Discouragement is a common problem in the world of writing for publication. You get a great idea for a book, but when you tell your family and friends about it, they’re not as enthusiastic as you’d hoped. You start working on it anyway, but you keep running into problems like distractions, writers’ block, a too-busy […]
I recently experienced a tremendous thrill of excitement over taking out a comma. Last January, my first traditionally published book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, was released. I immediately added the book title to my bio, of course. Last November, I signed a four-book contract with BroadStreet Publishing Group. (If you don’t know about my […]
Repeat after me: “Editors are my friends. They are not enemies determined to ruin my devotion, article, or novel. Their job is to make me and my work the best we can possibly be. Editors are my friends.” Now that we’ve established this, we can move forward on the premise that because editors are […]
2015 looks like it’s going to be a great year, with many exciting events and activities scheduled. I wanted to share with you what’s happening with me during the first half of the year. I hope you’ll be able to join me at these events or participate in some of the activities. EVENTS: […]
It’s that time of year again! Time to get out all those dusty boxes of Christmas decorations. Fill in your calendar with lunches and dinners, pageants and concerts, get-togethers with friends, maybe a trip out of town or even out of state. Write an entertaining Christmas letter. Send out greeting cards—with those holiday stamps you […]
PENCON 2014 was the first editor convention sponsored by The Christian PEN. It was a great success, and next year’s will be even bigger and better!