Being Fearless: What Nobody Tells You About Becoming an Author

When you have finally finished your manuscript and you’ve revised it the best you feel it can be, there comes the moment where you’re most likely going to take a publishing route.  Sometimes that publishing route is traditional, sometimes it’s self-publishing.  But once you’re on that path, there are a thousand doubts that enter your mind and people start to offer their opinions…

The Dark Side of Christian Fiction

Historically speaking, the idea of a Christian novel is a relatively new concept. In fact, for a Christian to be reading novels was considered sinful in the church up until the early 1900s. It was considered taboo, especially for women. Why, you ask? Because—since the stories in them were not true, it was considered lying. Not to mention the extra attachments of lust, murder, or other sins depending on the content of the book…

Writing Advice That Doesn’t Work For Everyone

As a writer, have you ever been given writing advice?  How did it influence you – negatively or positively?  In today’s post, I really wanted to discuss common writing advice that doesn’t work for everyone…

Self-Publishing Your Novel: Formatting Tips & Fun Stuff

Hey, guys!  In this post, we’re going to discuss the Cover, the Copyright Page, the Dedication, the Acknowledgements, and then the Extra Goodies that a lot of authors have started to stick in the very back of their books…

Pantsing vs. Outlining

Every author has a different method they follow for their pre-writing process.  There are those of us that love our detailed outlines, those of us that love to write by the seat of our pants (hence the name “Pantser”), and those of us that like to be caught in between, where maybe an outline gets written but there’s not a lot of detail so the imagination can take flight…