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My Writing Journey: Dianne Neal Matthews

This is the first of a series of guest posts by writer friends I’ve asked to share the story of how they got started writing for publication. The guinea pig is Dianne Neal Matthews, whom I met in 2002 at Write to Publish Conference near Chicago. It was one of those “God-incidences.” She is originally […]

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Preaching to the Choir

“You’re just preaching to the choir,” he said. “The people who really need this information won’t be present to hear it.” We’ve all heard that expression, “preaching to the choir.” It suggests that the preaching is futile or that it will have no effect on those who hear. How does this apply to writers? What […]

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Blogging Tech and Coping with Change

Information: Blogging Tech Blogging can be frustrating for writers, not necessarily because we have trouble writing the content. It’s those technical details that can distract from the writing. Here are my current frustrations: Subscription Management: MailChimp, the newsletter service I use, is changing the way it does the subscriber sign-up. Current customers will be converted […]

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Making Our Joy Complete

1 John 1:3-4: We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete (NIV). Why write? Do you ever ask yourself this question? I know […]

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Marketing Your Writing: The Chicken or the Egg?

What comes first? The writing or the marketing? Many writers, especially those new to publishing, think they need to get their books or articles written. Only when the projects are complete do they begin to wonder about marketing. Like a farmer with extra chickens, they start looking for a place to sell their work. Selling […]

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