Apr

4

2014

Fun Fridays – April 4, 2014

I think we have found the way to save the Book Publishing Industry! Watch carefully.

Apr

3

2014

Book Proposals I’d Love to See

by Tamela Hancock Murray By God’s will and pleasure, during my career as a literary agent I have been successful in representing authors writing Christian romance, Christian and general market trade book fiction, and Christian nonfiction. My interests have changed very little since my first blog post for The Steve Laube Agency, “Happy to Be Here,” but here’s an update for…

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Apr

2

2014

The Core of Writing Well

by Karen Ball A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I’m trying to learn how to make latte art. I’ve got the moves down…kinda. Hey, I’m a racquetball player—was, in fact, one of the top players in college—so I can do wrist action like a pro. But guess what I discovered? Having the moves doesn’t do you any good without…

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Apr

1

2014

Laube Agency Signs Saul of Tarsus

(Phoenix, Arizona) Steve Laube, founder of the Steve Laube Agency announced today that the agency has signed Saul of Tarsus to write in various Christian book categories starting with his debut release in Fall 2014.  Saul will be writing under the pen name of Paul, a name with special meaning to the author, given him after a dramatic personal experience…

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Mar

31

2014

4 Tips for Surviving a Writers Conference

by Steve Laube I’ve had the fun of teaching at nearly 150 writers conferences over the years. In that time I’ve noticed a number of common things that all writers face. Let’s explore a few tips that may help you survive at the next one you attend. Relax The most common mistake is viewing the conference as a make-it-or-break-it evetn….

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Mar

28

2014

Fun Fridays – March 28, 2014

A delightful performance by a surprise contestant on the Italian version of “The Voice.” To really appreciate what the judges are saying make sure to click the “cc” button (close captioned) for an English translation. (The “cc” button appears after you click play.) The emotional reaction of the first judge and the expression of the singer of why she sings (at the…

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Mar

27

2014

Should I Respond to a One-Star Review?

by Tamela Hancock Murray   Have you ever received a one-star review? Or do you dread the day that might happen? Or perhaps you are hoping to be published so you can get a review. Any review. When you start receiving reviews, some of them might not be as stellar as you had hoped. So what, if anything, should you…

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Mar

26

2014

Chapters: How Long is Too Long?

by Karen Ball I’ve had a number of people ask me lately how long their chapters should be. My answer has been: “As long as they need to be.” Now, it would be nice if I could give folks the “industry-standard” answer: “Chapters should be no less than xx and no longer than xxx,” but the truth is there isn’t…

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Mar

25

2014

Don’t Just Do It

by Dan Balow I don’t like the word “just”. Don’t get me wrong, “just” is a fine word, especially when used in a triple-word space in Scrabble.  It has all sorts of good uses and meanings…even used to fill time when we are thinking, along with the other great words and phrases of our culture, such as “like”, ”um”, “I…

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Mar

24

2014

When You are on the Bench

by Steve Laube The NCAA Basketball Tournament is upon us with lots of drama accompanying March Madness. As you watch a game, of any team sport, the focus is on the players in the contest. The camera follows the stars and their every move. What you rarely do is watch the bench or the players on the sidelines. I find…

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