Guest Post: “The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction”

Guest Post: “The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction”

Hello! It’s Becki’s friend, Annette, again! You may remember from my Pinterest post about writing inspiration, which you can find here.

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He’s the best.  Seriously.

Today I am reviewing The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke. With the exception of a couple of chapters, this book could easily be called “The Art & Craft of Writing Fiction”. It is a great overall tool for writing that I would recommend to anyone who writes, regardless of whether it’s fiction or not. If you’re interested in Jeff Gerke but just can’t get around the Christian thing, you can also check out his book The First 50 Pages, which covers similar techniques, but not much past the first 50 pages of a novel. Continue reading “Guest Post: “The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction””

New Updates!

Hey, folks!!  So, SO sorry for the ages long break I took.  I was focusing pretty heavily on writing my last novel, then querying my last novel, and before I blinked it was April and it’s been like three months since my last update.  Oops.

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I kept busy.

This is a PSA that my blog is taking a slightly different approach!  It’s been brought to my attention that one of my passions is, hands-down, connecting with unpublished, unrepresented writers on Twitter.  After all, they’re just like me! 😀  The support system I’ve seen through various hashtags is nothing short of incredible, and I want to spotlight that on my blog for a while.

So, with the exception of a few guest posts here and there (one coming next week by the fabulous Annette), I’ll be posting interviews with writers I meet on Twitter, and my personal opinion of the querying process we’re all undergoing. 🙂

If you have any blog posts you’d love to see, or if you want to be one of the first people I interview, please let me know!  You guys rock my socks.

 

You Are a Badass

You Are a Badass

Okay, folks! Sorry for my sabbatical, but life got busy. 😛 Let’s take a break from writing to talk about life, huh?

I’ve always been an optimist.  That’s no secret to anyone who knows me.  What they don’t know is that for the last 6 months, I’ve been slipping in and out of depression.  It ranged anywhere from feeling dissatisfied all the time to sobbing in the airplane lavatory while working.

Yeah.  Not good. Continue reading “You Are a Badass”

DFWCon: Young Adult Panel

DFWCon:  Young Adult Panel

Aaand we’re back!  Sorry, guys, but I updated too frequently with those DFWCon posts.  It drove me a little crazy.  But the last few weeks have been a good break, so now I’m ready to wrap up what I learned back in April.

The YA panel was probably my favorite one, with the exception of Diversity in Writing.  Five lovely YA authors spent the whole hour talking about how they were published, and answering questions for us hopefuls. Continue reading “DFWCon: Young Adult Panel”