The Cost of Breakthrough

by Sarah Tun Authors need fellowship. Teachers speak the same language, scientists and artists do too. And so do writers. Perhaps it’s because our work is generally solitary that we often don’t recognise our need to “socialize” or it may be that we are so used to managing on our own that we have learned […]

Praise is a key to our breakthrough

by Sarah Tun As Christian writers, let us write as giving praises to GOD. In anything we do, let it be an act of worship. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Paul writes, Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. There it is! […]

The Forgiving Eye

by Steve Muir Sounds benevolent, doesn’t it? After all, forgiveness is a great virtue, right? In this case, unfortunately, wrong. The Forgiving Eye is the name I’ve given to a particular phenomenon that afflicts me – and I’m sure, most authors – when it comes to reviewing their own writing. Content is not the problem […]

Secure Writer Success

By Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Never were truer words penned than these ancient words from the […]

History of Indie Publishing

by Genevieve Fosa In the 1700s, when the notion of publishing was still developing, and libraries were hardly ever thought of, except by a few scholars, a publisher consisted of someone who had the enterprise and the funds to purchase a printing press. He generally did this in order to publish newspapers and pamphlets. Sometimes […]

The 30-Second or the Elevator Pitch

by Sarah Tun “Oh, you’re an author! What do you write about?” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. It’s the perfect opening for your elevator pitch, or the 30-second pitch. All writers should have one.You never know who you might find sitting next to you on an airplane, or riding up/down with you on an […]

Determining ROI–or Success Rate

by Tom Blubaugh I was talking to an author client/friend the other day about return-on-investment (ROI). 100 % of most conversations about ROI involve money. The thought came to me that money is not the only ROI that can give an author satisfaction. If it is, then many authors would discontinue writing today since, on […]