Organization and the 500 Club

By Randy Ingermanson First published in his ezine. Most fiction writers have a major bottleneck in their process. Not all of them, but most of them. That bottleneck is that they don’t produce enough first-draft copy. If you haven’t developed your skills as a novelist yet, one of the key things you must do is […]

Hollywood gives authors a great hint

by Gina Burgess Hollywood is ignoring the business side in the movie making business— Kevin Sorbo Great interview with Kevin Sorbo who is a Christian and has been for his whole life. How fabulous that a Christian actor has the strength of character to admit it publicly, and to live his convictions in his acting. […]

What are we teaching our children through books?

By Margaret Welwood Most of us want to instill a love of books and learning in the lives of children—and what else might we be teaching them? Whether you’re a home educating parent evaluating materials, or someone who simply enjoys reading stories to young children, it’s interesting to think about the values we’re passing on […]

What’s the deal with GDPR?

by Gina Burgess By now you’ve most likely heard something about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This is an European Union law that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. So what does a law in Europe have to do with global online business? I’m so glad you asked! It only affects you if you […]

Missing Any Reviews Lately?

by Gina Burgess This past couple of weeks there’s been a hullabaloo over some reviews taken down by Amazon. It seems some people are not obeying the rules, so their product reviews were removed and their accounts were closed. Of course, no one reading this ever abused the system or offered something free in exchange […]

Keep Your Readers Reading–All Night

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping… By Pam Lagomarsino   We have all stayed up too late or all night before whether for the birth of a baby, a […]

Blog? Why? Blog What?

by Gina Burgess Over and over we hear that authors need to blog in order to build their platform. They need to be reachable and online touchable, or so we’re told by the publishing gurus. Why? There are lots of reasons, but I’m pretty sure the main reason is that when readers become fans they […]

English Is a Strange Language

by Gina Burgess Especially Southern English! Standing in the kitchen, the TV suddenly got unbearably loud. (What’s actually meant here is that I was standing in the kitchen, not the TV.) A commercial. Either the station or the network designs it this way so that we can hear the commercial from anywhere in the house. […]