Tips from the Pros: Dr. Lainna Callentine

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Well, this is a fun interview for me. As a pharmacist dragged into writing by the Lord, I enjoyed reading Dr. Lainna Callentine’s story—a pediatrician dragged into writing by the Lord. Hmm. Dr. Callentine uses her background in medicine and homeschooling to teach anatomy and physiology to children—and now she has a series of books for children on these subjects. Dr. Callentine, how did you get into writing? I never had an interest in being an author. Crazy, right? This is not the way most authors typically start off an interview. It was not…

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Tips From the Pros: Jocelyn Green

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Davalynn Spencer, here. What a great day it is to welcome multi-published author Jocelyn Green in her encore visit to CAN. Jocelyn, how many books do you have published, and what are a few of your titles? Twelve, with my thirteenth releasing March 1. The Mark of the King; Refresh: Spiritual Nourishment for Parents of Children with Special Needs; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition (with Dr. Gary Chapman).

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Tips from the Pros: Ane Mulligan

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the privilege of interviewing novelist Ane Mulligan, one of our newest CAN members, but a longstanding member of American Christian Fiction Writers—and the recipient of ACFW’s first Volunteer Service Award. Ane brings a lot of energy and humor wherever she goes, and we’re thrilled to have her in CAN. You’ll enjoy what she has to share today. Ane, how did you get into writing? I’d quit my job as an office manager and my husband said, “Don’t look for another job. Write a book.” I was a published playwright but novelist?…

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Tips from the Pros: Pamela S. Meyers

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Greetings from rainy California! With Valentine’s Day around the bend, it’s the perfect time to feature Pamela S. Meyers, author of contemporary and historical romances! I’ve met Pam at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, and she’s delightful. She’s full of creative promotional ideas, so read on! How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles? Five titles altogether, including Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (my hometown), What Lies Ahead, a novella in a four-author novella collection called The Bucket List Dare, and my newest one, Second Chance Love.

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10 D’s of Time Management for Writers

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“Nutty with a Dash of Meat” Jeanette Levellie here with some tips to help  you Shock the Clock and gain more writing time: Delight yourself in the Lord  Put God first and He will collaborate with you to help you meet your goals. Do away with fear Progress in baby steps, and ask friends cover you in prayer with each new venture. De-clutter and de-junk Managing clutter is a huge time-eater. Give yourself permission to throw or give away.  Enlist a friend’s help to de-junque.

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Tips from the Pros: Kathy Collard Miller

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February greetings! I’m back again this week with another CAN encore interview from yet another author friend. Kathy and I were “online-only” sisters until we met in person just before the 2015 International Christian Retail Show in Orlando. I’m honored to host Kathy today and to present some of her hard-earned wisdom. Welcome, Kathy. Let’s get started right away. How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?  I have 52 published books. Some of my latest include: Whispers of My Heart, Daughters of the King Bible Study Series; Never Ever be the Same: A New…

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Authors, Do You Love What You Do?

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Marketing Tips From Cheri Cowell This sounds like a strange question–do you love what you do? But if we are honest, and if we’ve done this for any length of time, there are times in our writing journey when we can say we’ve fallen out of love with what we do. We’ve grown weary. If I’m describing you, I want to tell you that you are not alone. Here are a few things I’ve learned about being in this place.

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Nouns (A Prayer for Writers)

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Bob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers: I use too many adjectives and adverbs as I write; I want the lift a good noun gives to help a phrase take flight, like dandelion, balustrade, and cricket, poppy, trough, and foghorn, meadow, cannonade, assassin, scythe, and toff, and more, I pray, from You who gave each item, object, thing, and every single noun I have to make my writing sing. _________________ Bob’s latest book is The Bard and the Bible, available via www.bardandbible.com or at fine Christian retailers everywhere.

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Tips from the Pros: Pam Farrel

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January greetings from warm, windy, but not-so-wintry Florida! Today, I have the privilege of sharing an interview with bestselling author and speaker Pam Farrel, a writer who also happens to be a friend. My husband and I have some fun memories of kayaking around Mission Bay in San Diego with the Farrels one sunny August afternoon. But I admired the Farrels first as writers and speakers who share heart-warming, life-changing truth. I know you’ll enjoy hearing from Pam today. Welcome, sweet friend! It’s good to “see” you again. How many books do you have published? What are a few of…

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