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A Big Giveaway for Writers

I long to see Christian writers learn, grow, and succeed in their craft. As part of that desire, I am excited to tell you of a chance to win a Super Bundle Giveaway worth about $400 – the biggest giveaway in the history of the Christian Writers Institute!

As many of you know, I took over the Christian Writer’s Institute last year in order to help connect Christian writers with inexpensive training. While most online writing courses cost $100 or more, many of the CWI courses cost less than $20. The list of courses included in this giveaway can be found here.

The “Super Bundle” giveaway comes with 31 of the best CWI courses, a $399 market value. This free bundle is the ultimate toolbox for your writing career. You can enter to win here.

Two people will win the package. ($800 in total giveaways!)
Winner will be announced on March 1st.

A key word here is “FREE.” There is no cost to you. Only an email address to enter.

Since many of you in the U.S. have today off for President’s Day, take a moment and enter, or tell someone you know who might benefit from the giveaway.

The better we become at our craft the greater the reach of our words for the glory of God and the growth of His kingdom on earth.

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How NOT to Get an Agent

It’s a classic writer’s conference anecdote—even funnier because it is true. It didn’t happen to me, but to a friend of mine, who was not only followed into the restroom at a writer’s conference by an avid aspiring writer but was also slipped a book proposal. While in a stall. …

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The Curse of the Writer

Speaking from an agent’s perspective…
I have more conversations with clients about their feelings of anxiety, apprehension or insecurity than almost any other topic. Almost every writer I have ever worked with as an editor or an agent severely doubts themselves at some point in the process.

Doubts occur in the midst of creation.
Doubts occur when the disappointing royalty statement arrives.
Doubts occur … just because…

It is the curse of the writer. Writing is an introspective process done in a cave…alone. It is natural to have the demons of insecurity whisper their lies. And, in a cave, the whispers echo and build into a cacophony of irrepressible noise.

Once I had an author with dozens of titles in print and over three million books sold turn to me and say with a somber voice, “Do I have anything left to say? Does anyone care?” I didn’t quite know how to reply so tentatively said, “Well, I like it!” The author responded with a grump, “But you are paid to like it.” After we laughed, we agreed that this lack of confidence would pass and ultimately was very normal.

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Six Easy Steps to Publishing Success

Success in publishing is actually quite simple. Honestly I am surprised more people aren’t more successful financially as an author. So many conference workshops are making this entire publishing thing far more complicated than it needs to be. Today, here are six fast, easy, no risk steps to being a …

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Be Published? or Be Read?

Is your goal “being published” or “being read?” What pieces of writing and publishing advice do professional agents and editors wish would go away…forever? I asked that question of some of my friends in the industry (yes, I have friends, and most are much smarter than me). The last two …

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Four Ways to Rise to the Top!

Since agents receive more proposals than they have time to represent, a huge obstacle for new authors is getting their manuscripts to the top of the stack. Every week I review excellent proposals from writers I would be proud to represent. If only I could double my hours in a day! …

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Write Like You Brush Your Teeth

I listen regularly to a half-dozen podcasts. One of them recently talked about how valuable “systems” are in making life run more smoothly. The podcast host said that making something a habit is the simplest but also one of the most effective “systems” a person can install in his or …

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