Smashing Through Writer’s Block (Writing Tips)

I don’t believe in writer’s block. I know that sounds like heresy, but I don’t. Are there days I just cannot write, not matter how hard I try? Yes. But all-too-often writers attribute their lack of ability to move forward to this mystical, mental block we’ve accepted into our writing path as authors: “Writer’s Block.”…

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This video has been making it’s way around the Internet. I love it because it shows the power of words. Whether you love reading, write novels, or craft marketing copy, treat yourself to the next two minutes.

PubIt! by Barnes and Noble [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

I’ve been a huge proponent of the Amazon Kindle, but today I attended a class about the Barnes and Noble Nook, which is a slightly different platform. Less a dedicated ereader and more a mini-tablet, the Nook uses the Android operating system. Here’s what B&N rep Mark Hollingsworth had to share about publishing for this…

Barnes and Noble NOOK

Don’t Fear the Ebook [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

Russell C. Conner spoke on ebooks today, revealing some of his personal experience with the format. He’s actually found his self-published ebooks outselling his hard copies by 8-to-1! The two C’s of electronic media: Convenience—it must be easy to download and customizable Cost—the price must be lower than its physical counterpart Compare, for instance, the…

Russell C Conner

Pay It Forward [Live-blogging the DFW Writer's Conference]

Young adult fiction writer Jamie Harrington talked at the DFW Writer’s Conference about Paying It Forward. Here are some of my favorite points she made: The good thing about paying it forward is that it helps you find the perfect critique partner, builds a strong support system and you might make some real friendships. The…

Jamie Harrington

Ask the Agents [Live-blogging DFW Writer's Conference]

As I’ve been looking for an agent with a good fit lately, I’ve enjoyed participating in agent panels. Here are the answers from the open Q&A at the 2011 DFW Writer’s Conference. Panelists include Louise Fury, agent at the L. Perkins Agency, Robert Brown, publisher with Ampichellis Ebooks, Jean Sagendorph, agent and owner of Mansion…

Agent Smith

Book Review: Rumble! Zap! Pow! By Diane Stortz and Luke Dabb

Rumble! Zap! Pow! by Diane Startz and Luke Dabb is a Bible…or a comic book…or really both. Designed to make Bible stories come alive for children, Diane Stortz and illustrator Luke Daab give the most popular stories the comic book treatment—something sure to hit home for many families. As someone who has written comics for…

Rumble! Zap! Pow!

One-on-One with Author Frank Viola

I really enjoy Frank Viola’s blog and his books on Christianity and the Church’s place in the world today. (Yes, this is Frank Viola the author, not the baseball player!) Recently, we were emailing back-and-forth and here are some of his answers to questions I thought might also bless my readers, too. Be sure to…

Frank Viola