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Thank You, Authors!

Steve Laube and I were discussing recent contracts and that conversation further underscored a thought that led me to write this post. Success is not about us, but about our authors.

  • Thank you, Authors! For laboring over your books. Each day, you must sit in front of a blank white screen and fill it with words. Good words. Words that will touch, inspire, convict, and uplift.
  • Thank you, Authors! For asking us to be the ones to open doors for you. Yes, we work with the editors and publishers. And yes, we stand behind you, putting both your name and our name on the line when we submit your work. But first, you had to trust us with your hard-earned words.
  • Thank you, Authors! For caring about your readers. We appreciate the desire to please them, and the passion you bring to your work.
  • Thank you, Authors! For your faith journey. Because when all is said and done (and read), the Lord is the One we are trying to please. Whether you write for the Christian market or the general market, you are writing with your Christian worldview as the core of your being.

Your turn:

What current author would you like to thank, in particular?

What author inspires you most?

What would you say to an author you’d like to thank?

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Amnesia: The Key to Success

At some point, anyone involved in motivational or inspirational communication will touch on the necessity of leaving the past behind and moving on from a painful experience or time of life in order to grow personally or professionally. Millions of people spend billions of dollars each year on counselors helping …

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It’s Never One Thing

Somewhat of a follow-up to last week’s post on the future being a complex mix of everything rather than one magic solution, today we will focus on authors and what it takes to make a successful writing career. Like everything else in life, it is never one thing. Success is …

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4 Conference Success Secrets

I have been on the faculty of more than 150 writers conferences over the years. Some might say that is the definition of insanity… !?! But I would not be where I am today if it were not for the fine people I have met over the years at those …

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Publishing Success Can be Fleeting

Tonight is the big college football national championship game. The first one ever decided via a playoff system. Oregon vs. Ohio State. Many could care less. But those who do number in the millions. We have some extended family who are pretty excited. (One used a foam-head Duckbill hat as …

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The Word Every Writer Desires

Success. It is a word that has a “sweet smell” for some and is the “gold ring” of achievement for others. But in order to appreciate success we must first define it. And there is the rub. Each one of us defines success differently…especially writers. Here are some definitions I’ve …

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Success! Are You Ready?

Recently one of our faithful readers asked, since there are so many blogs about handling failure, if I would write a blog on how to handle success. Here are a few of my thoughts, in no particular order: Once you are successful, prepare to… …be gracious. Whether you struggled for years …

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