Tag Archives: Oregon Christian Writers

How to Reach Your Writing Goals

  Author Interview with Robin Jones Gunn by Lindy Jacobs As the new year rolls around, many of us will be reviewing the past 12 months and setting fresh writing goals. This is also the perfect time to take stock of our writing habits. Do we need to make any changes in our writing routine to make our goals a …

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November 2017 Member News

November Prayer Time by Lynn Hare Prayer Team Member   Jesus, You told 46 parables that depicted Your Kingdom in living color. We creatively design pictures that bring Your truths to life too. Pour new parables onto our pages! With brilliantly powerful events and masterfully crafted creative words and phrases, may we purpose to take readers on spiritual adventures of …

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2017 August/September Member News

  August/September Prayer Time by Lynn Hare Prayer Team Member  Lord, thank You for creative words that flow into the orchards of our manuscripts. For the seed of every rejected word that falls to the compost heap, we celebrate rich soil that bears Kingdom fruit. Some of Your best fruit grows in unlikely places! Thank You for the new friends …

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Five Common Storycrafting and Wordsmithing Mistakes and How to Fix Them!

By Susan May Warren No STAKES! Your character must have something at STAKE that makes the reader care and want to read more. Authors often start with backstory or creating the storyworld instead of getting to the character’s immediate problem, creating a sympathetic situation where we see him interacting with his world, setting him up for the inciting incident (or …

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Appointment Advice: Designing Effective One-Sheets

By Karen Barnett Many of us are busily preparing for conferences like the upcoming Oregon Christian Writers Conference in August. We’re brushing up manuscripts and proposals, practicing our pitches, and deciding which professionals we’d like to meet. A valuable tool to carry into an editor or agent appointment is a well-designed one-sheet. If you’re anything like me, no matter how …

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