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Marketing  // Posts tagged as "Marketing"

06 May Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Marketing for Christian Writers With Linda Fulkerson, May 10th 1pm @ Pilgrims Rest

Marketing for Christian Writers With Linda Fulkerson, May 10th 1pm @ Pilgrims Rest

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Preparing to be Noticed

Preparing to be Noticed

I’m often inspired by getting my hands dirty. I’m not speaking figuratively here about discussing controversial topics, but literally worm dirt under the fingernails stuff. The task at hand today was cleaning up my irises in preparation for their short-lived exhibition next spring. After enjoying a few glorious weeks in April/May for three or four […]

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Something to Think About

Something to Think About

You’ve heard it a million times—write the book of your heart. But what if the book of your heart doesn’t fit into the market? Sometimes, the book of your heart can start a whole new trend. But what if it doesn’t? What if there are no takers for the book of your heart? Should you […]

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Unique Opportunities

Unique Opportunities

With my White series set in Romance and Rosebud, Arkansas, I could just run up the road and have a book signing just about anywhere. The Rambler Cafe, the restaurant where my characters ate. Lunch drew people in. The Romance Waterfalls featured in all three books. Seeing the falls drew people in. The Darden Gifford House, […]

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Conference Follow Through

Conference Follow Through

Did an agent or an editor request a query, proposal, or—be still my heart—your full manuscript at the conference you attended recently? Did you send what they requested? The second question may sound odd. But I hear the stats once: 7 out of 10 writers who received requests at conferences don’t follow through.  Why? Beats […]

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Libraries

Libraries

Libraries are where the readers are, so it makes sense for the author to speak at libraries. If an avid reader meets an author and halfway enjoys the book, that author has a fan for life. And some libraries pay authors for speaking engagements. Yes some library patrons—like my mother—will never buy a book. She […]

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29 Sep Posted by in Conferences, News | 3 comments

ACFW Takeaway

I sing ACFW praises every chance I get. What an awesome organization. What an awesome conference. Put together by an awesome God. This year, I met Lynn Coleman, founder of ACFW. We chatted about how she wanted to start a Christian writing group to support and uplift one another, with no competition or jealousy. Like […]

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My Conference List

This is for the newbies attending their first ACFW conference in less than a month. I’ve compiled a list of things to take, things to remember, and things to calm nerves. Things to take to conference:      1.     One Sheet: On as many finished projects as you have.      2.     Proposal: The editor or agent may never […]

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Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

Don’t Wear Yourself Out Over It

The first several times I attended ACFW, I was determined to wring every penny’s worth out of my conference experience. Every kernel of knowledge, every opening to network, every opportunity to pitch. And I exhausted myself. In 2008, I rode to Minneapolis with Linda and vowed to do different. I searched out times to rest […]

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Go Out on a Limb–The Fruit is There!

Go Out on a Limb–The Fruit is There!

You love to write or you wouldn’t be a writer!  Writers write!  But do you love to stand up and speak?  Many writers are happy enough to be in their cozy environs huddled up with a pen and paper, ipad or laptop; don’t bother them with the “events” where they have to say anything!  Sound […]

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