Book Review: 112 Christian Authors…

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Title: 112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists
Compiled By: C. J. Darlington
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: Any Christian Writer

Introduction:

If you write Christian books, even if you aren’t published yet, you need to read this book and keep it handy. I started reading it because my writing was discouraging me and I didn’t have anything else along to do. By the time I ready about 5 of the short essays, I was ready to write again. Continue reading

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Titus: Orphan, Unemployed, Caregiver

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Hi! My name is Titus. I am the main character in Faith’s new book, Savior, Like a Shepherd. Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. My author thought this was going to be a character interview, but I don’t like interviews. I’m more of the type who just likes to talk unstructured. First, I’ll let Faith tell you a little bit about the book, herself, and her giveaway. You’ll definitely want to check out the giveaway.

About the Book

SLAS eBook+ White.pngThe ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.

I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd. Continue reading

Book Review: Editor-Proof Your Writing

51rtgjm5cal-_sy346_Title: Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the clear prose publishers and agents crave
Author: Don McNair
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: 18 & Up

Introduction:

I really wanted to like this book. As an author, I wanted to know what I could do to help my writing a little more. There were definitely some good tips in the book, but there were other parts that I had a harder time with. Not that they weren’t good points, they were just made in a manner I didn’t appreciate. Or sometimes, they were things I had heard many times before. Continue reading

February Goals

January was a good month for me. Here are the goals I made with a note as to whether they were finished or not.

January Goals:

  • Send All the Way to beta-readers by the 16th (Done)
  • Finalize Savior, Like a Shepherd and send to formatters by the 23rd (Done)
  • Write 30,000 words in He Hideth My Soul (I’m at 16,000 so far!) (Done! Total: 33,216)
  • Read Editor-Proof Your Book (Not done)
  • Sew at least 2 squares of quilted skirt (Done)
  • Get all books ready for wide distribution (Done all but 2 because they need to wait)
  • Edit #2 of Novella (Not done)

And now for my February goals:

  • Sew 4 quilt squares
  • Order Proof Copy of Savior, Like a Shepherd
  • Edits #2 and #3 of novella
  • Read 2 books on writing
  • Prep everything for Release Tour and Facebook Party
  • Do any research needed for All the Way
  • Finish rough draft of He Hideth My Soul

And there you have it. Busy, but hopefully not too busy. Do you have any specific goals for this month?