Tag Archives: writing

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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Pitch Perfect

Polish your pitch: get ready for the conference! By Sally Apokedak Good pitches are essential. As an agent, I get excited when I read a great hook because good books with great pitches practically sell themselves. So, what do you need in your pitch? Three things are vital: an interesting, relatable character a desire a conflict A Character You don’t …

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From Novice to Novelist: How Contests Help Writers at Any Stage

By Camille Eide I’ve been entering writing contests since I began writing for publication 10 years ago, both as a pre-published and published writer. I’ve won, placed, and been passed over, but regardless of my stage as a writer or the outcome, I’ve never come away from a writing contest empty-handed. Why should authors enter a writing contest? Pre-published writers …

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The Healing Power of Your Story

I started writing when I was in elementary school and my younger sister was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. She underwent two open-heart surgeries and spent many months in the hospital. My parents spent a lot of time with her at the hospital, so I ended up retreating to my bedroom closet with a notebook, writing down all the …

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Allen Arnold Interview

OCW Summer Conference Director Lindy Jacobs’ Interview with Allen Arnold “Escape the Creative Desert and Catch a Wave” Oregon Christian Writers is very happy to welcome Keynoter Allen Arnold to the 2014 Summer Conference August 4th through 7th in Portland. As founder and former publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, Allen worked with hundreds of authors and published more than 500 …

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