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Tips From the Pros: Jeanette Levellie

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Davalynn Spencer

Greetings from Colorado – Davalynn Spencer, here, happy to introduce this week’s professional author, Jeanette Levellie.

Jeanette, tell us how you got into writing.

Jeanette Levellie
Jeanette Levellie

Thirty-five years ago when our youngest was a baby I wrote some poems and an article for La Leche League. I liked sharing my creativity with the world, but did not pick up my writing again till my kids were in their teens. That’s when I began writing devotionals, attended my first writers conference and sold my first article.

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Writing Business

Tips From the Pros: Pamela S. Meyers

"DC_Spencer"Davalynn Spencer here from Colorado, pleased to introduce new author Pamela S. Meyers.

Welcome, Pamela. Tell us a little about your journey to becoming an author.

Although I’d always felt a need to write things down—I asked for and received a diary when I was eight—I never took the idea of writing for income seriously until my writing professor where I returned to college to get my degree encouraged me to do so. I started with articles but quickly gravitated to fiction. Then I joined ACFW, got connected to crit groups, and attended writers’ conferences, honing my craft and submitting along the way. And I got enough rejections to paper my bedroom. Finally, after what seemed a bazillion years, I got “the” call from my agent that my contemporary mystery romance, Thyme for Love, had sold. That was in spring 2011.

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Inspiration for Writers

Merry Christmas from CAN

Karen Whiting
Karen Whiting

Aloha from Karen, the CAN treasurer,

Only a few days to Christmas and the end of another year. As you contemplate the miracle of God becoming flesh, God incarnate, it’s also a time to believe in your dreams and know that with God all things are possible.

I end the year with two unexpected book contracts although some I’d hoped for have not come through. God has such a greater plan that I have. Take time as the year end’s to thank God for the gifts he has given you this year and the writing opportunities. Then pray for the coming year. I always ask God for a verse to guide me in the New Year. This past year the verse focused on making the most of every opportunity and I did that. God used opportunities to open new doors. I’m excited to pray and discover what verse He will give me for 2010.

I hope that all of you will be blessed in the coming year with opportunities to write and share God’s love through words/

Karen Whitingwww.karenhwhiting.com