We should do this at the next ACFW Conference! We could break the record.
A recent post inspired an excellent question. "Is a one-sheet the same as a query?"
Yes and no. There is some overlap, but the differences are significant.
A one-sheet gives writers a document for talking points about a project at a conference. The one-sheet can help authors be sure they convey the information they want to the editor or agent without forgetting anything critical. In turn, …
I had this discussion over a year ago on my blog, but thought it would be a good discussion for all of you, too. In some ways, publishing is in a state of unbelievable flux. In others, it's utterly grounded and unshakeable. Good and bad on both sides.
But here’s what I find fascinating--and a bit worrisome. There’s a seemingless endless debate on what makes a Christian book Christian? Is it the …
Are There Different Genres of Fantasy? – You bet there are. If want to write in that category become familiar with the difference.
The Positive Side of a Writer’s Frustration – A good way to make gold out of ashes.
10 Things a Writer Can Learn From Rocky Balboa –Besides saying “Yo Adrian” whenever someone mentions Rocky.
The Next Four Industries that will be Transformed by the Internet – …
Like you, I have a love-hate relationship with email.
I love it because it allows for quick and easy communication.
I hate it because the flood in the inbox can be overwhelming.
(I also get irritated with that hyphen! email or e-mail?)
A "solution" may be at hand! Some pretty smart folks have created "The Email Charter." Please do yourself a favor, click this link to The Email Charter, …
How Fiction Changed After 9/11 – The Economist explores the topic.
How Long Does Your Shared Link Stay Viable? – This fascinating study by bit.ly shows that if people don’t see your link within three hours, they never will. Sobering isn’t it?
Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Publishers – Darby Rae presents some sound advice.
Are You Wasting Time Checking the Amazon Rankings? – BookBuzzer …
This one has been around for awhile but it still makes me laugh every time. It is the perfect parody of the author/editor brainstorming session. At the end the author sounds like one who has just attended a writers conference and received a variety of advice!
Trends in Publishing– A clear assessment of where things seem to be headed by Giuseppe Granieri.
Improve the Speed of Your Reading – Try it out! It is amazing how fast you really can read literally one word at a time.
The Secret Language of Pronouns – A Scientific American article about how men and women use pronouns differently. Agree or disagree?
Publish America’s Shady History – …
During a recent vacation we visited a place in Alaska called the Tracy Arm Fjord. The picture was one that I took during that visit.
As we past through these amazing waters it was bitter cold (note the icebergs in the water), in the early morning around 6 a.m., and with a chilly wind to accompany us. But rather than be frozen by the weather I was mesmerized by the number of waterfalls along …