Posts Tagged "Janyre Tromp"

5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor  by Janyre Tromp

5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor by Janyre Tromp

By on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Navigating the world of publishing and writing can feel a bit like sailing the open waters without a map…in the middle of a storm. It might feel like there’s nothing to do but batten down the hatches and pray for the best. But here’s a secret: Editors aren’t blowhards in the sky eager to destroy you or your work with bolts of lightning. Editors (for the most part)...

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From Book Contract to Bookshelf By: Shannon Popkin

From Book Contract to Bookshelf By: Shannon Popkin

By on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

“So, your book is coming out in January?” she said, as we passed each other in the hallway. “Have you pulled together your street team yet?” I just looked at her, trying to think of something intelligent to say. Street team? Uh, no. I was pretty sure I didn’t have a street team in place. “I’m really counting on my publisher to show me what to do with all of that,” I...

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4 Tips on Juggling Life as a Writer

4 Tips on Juggling Life as a Writer

By on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

There’s a reason juggling is a great metaphor for life. As the balls fly around the jugglers head, there’s the very real possibility that one will pop out of control and bounce across the stage. As writers, we all have our share of balls flying through the air. We know it. We feel it. In addition to our writing, many of us have “real” jobs, are parents,...

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Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

Part of an artist’s job is to see the things other people miss and introduce the two. As a novelist, I walk through life almost constantly distracted, curious about the frost creeping up the garage window, the lichen on a tree, the distinctive way someone walks or speaks. I have files of disjointed impressions, thoughts, people, and scenes that just might...

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God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

By on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

Because of my blended awe and fear response toward editors, I usually kept my distance. So when the editor for my newly acquired book invited me to join her writer’s group, I had a newly blended response of shock and thrill!   Janyre and I connected easily as we chatted over coffee, interacted about my book, and met up with the other Grinklings (our writer’s group)....

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