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Shannon Taylor Vannatter  // Posts tagged as "Shannon Taylor Vannatter"

When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

He got your attention, didn’t he? He got mine too. A long time ago, I wrote a book about a wild rocker with long dark hair. It was a romantic suspense and got several rejections. Shortly afterward, I went to a writers conference. The speaker said that whatever you read the most is probably what […]

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01 Oct Posted by in Writing Life | 2 comments

What Led Me to ACFW

What Led Me to ACFW

When I started writing, people advised me to join a writers’ group. I thought why get together with writers and talk about writing, when I can just write. After two years of going it alone, I’d gotten 102 rejections and one POD book published. When the book released, I learned what Print On Demand publishing […]

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Conference – Oh My!

Conference – Oh My!

Hey y’all, Many of us are preparing to head to Dallas to stay in an ultra fancy hotel for the annual American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. If not this year, possibly some day in the future. So many writers show up with their hopes and dreams. A few go home with a contract. Some go home […]

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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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Tough Sell

Tough Sell

I’ve learned some things lately. Things that aren’t encouraging to writers.    Book sales on the whole are down.  This is the first year I’ve heard this about the inspirational market since the Left Behind series launched. I guess the economy finally caught up with inspirational buyers.  Contemporary Romance is a tough sell in a market […]

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