Posts Tagged "fiction"

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You finally finished your novel – congratulations! That’s something to celebrate, and celebrate you should … but then what? Is it time to hire an editor? That depends. How quickly do you want to publish, and how much money are you prepared to spend? Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not implying that hiring an editor costs too much or that hiring one will make the...

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Writing in the Middle: Where Heaven Touches Earth in Fiction by Patti Hill

Writing in the Middle: Where Heaven Touches Earth in Fiction by Patti Hill

By on May 16, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

I’ve gone and done it. I’ve written a novel that is too mainstream for the inspirational market and too inspirational for the mainstream market. I wrote from where I live, where we all live. As followers of Jesus, we balance paradoxes constantly. We live in the tension of the middle. The world is a messy place, thrown into chaos by the sin of one man and yet...

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Janyre’s Wonder Story

Janyre’s Wonder Story

By on Dec 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

As a fiction writer, one of my greatest frustrations has been how to “market” myself and still be true to my calling and who I am as a writer. However at this year’s Breathe Conference, all of the editors on the panel confirmed the need to build a platform. What’s a fiction writer to do? Where is the point where fulfilling my calling crosses into marketing and...

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The Exhausted Author

The Exhausted Author

By on Oct 21, 2015 in Blog | 6 comments

This is me, at the end of a six and a half hour editing session (I know it doesn’t sound like much, but that’s a long writing day). My brain was absolute mush. Emotionally I was frizzle-fried (I cry a lot when I’m working). Intellectually I was reviewing my work, making sure it works as far as plot and story arc and characterization. Physically my body ached from my...

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