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I’m on vacation with my parents and son this week but
brought my laptop along so I could keep up with e-mail, post a lesson for an
on-line workshop that I’m teaching, and do my blog posting. Then my computer
started doing some really weird things and I had to pack it up for the week.
Thankfully my dad let me use his laptop for the posts (thank you God for portable flash drives) but I am silently
freaking out about what I’ll do once I get home. In the mean time I’m taking
this as God’s way of telling me that I need to take a vacation from my computer.

 

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Sharon Souza - small Hello, fellow CANners. This is my second year as a member of CAN, but I admit I've kept a low profile up till now. This is my first post on We CAN promote our books! I hope you find it helpful.

Some months ago I attended a workshop by our own incredible Judy Gann about marketing to libraries. I'd heard Judy speak about this before, but the point was driven home last spring when I heard her share once again about what an untapped source our libraries are. I came home from that conference determined to complete my list and get a mailer sent to every library on it.

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Heartsharvest_3D Hearts and Harvest

By Amber Stockton

September, 2009

 

ISBN-10: 1602605769

ISBN-13: 9781602605763


William's is a true riches to rags story…

 

Once members of Detroit's elite society, the Berringer family lost everything they had in the financial crash of 1893. From a life of influence and privilege, they now find themselves working a potato patch alongside immigrants and other destitute folk on borrowed land. William's resentment toward his current situation—and mostly toward God for allowing it—simmers barely beneath the surface. All it takes is one charitable visit to the fields from a lovely society darling to burst his façade of acceptance. Annabelle Lawson, convicted by her pastor's admonishing words, begins delivering food and water to the workers on her father's donated land. But as she learns the stories of the people who work there, she becomes increasingly drawn to their plight. Especially that of the inscrutable William Berringer. Can Annabelle and William overcome the stigma placed upon his family by a society that once embraced them? Will her parents remember their own meeting or forbid this budding romance altogether?

 

From Barbour Publishing


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Jan, writing to you from my desk in the foothills of the California Sierras. As I'm enjoying a cooler day after an unseasonably warm weekend, I'm thinking about the writer's spiritual wells. 

When I hover my mouse over my word-processing icon on my computer desktop, it says, "Abide in me and I in you for apart from Me you can do nothing"–from John 15:5. Sometimes I chase ahead in my busyness without abiding; it's not long before I feel the drain.

As writers we fill our wells in many ways. Over the years, I have either bought or been given books that help fill my well. For your perusal and encouragement, I thought I'd share a few of those with some excerpts . . .

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As a professional copy editor and writing coach, I critique and edit other people's words almost daily. This exposure to a variety of genres and writing styles allows me to look for common threads–similarities of weak and lackluster writing that transcend plot, premise, and voice. The most glaring of offenders is scene construction, so I thought I would explore what makes a strong scene.

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