Writers Tips

Writers Tips is an Oregon Christian Writers blog.

Get the Most from a Writing Contest

  Get the Most from a Writing Contest by Christina Suzann Nelson Fourteen years ago, I was a new writer, finding my way in an overwhelming and confusing world. On the advice of a more seasoned writer, I entered a writing contest. It was my first experience with clicking the send button on what felt like a piece of myself. …

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Choose Your Lane and Stay There; Write Your Passion

Choose Your Lane and Stay There; Write Your Passion  by Kate Breslin As the years have passed and I’m now a seasoned writer, this is the advice my older self would give to my younger self. Choose Your Lane and Stay There. As a young aspiring novelist, I persisted in trying to “write to the market,” eager to get a …

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Get the Most from Your Conference Experience

Get the Most from Your Conference Experience by Rachelle Gardner It’s almost conference time! Here are a few hints to increase your chance of having a positive conference experience. Go with a goal. Know why you’re going to the conference and conduct yourself while there with the idea of reaching your goal. Make sure your goal is something within your …

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What is the Crucial Question on the Bottom Layer of Your Book Idea?

What is the Crucial Question on the Bottom Layer of Your Book Idea? by Barb Roose As a literary agent, this is one of the main questions I hope an author answers when he or she pitches a nonfiction project to me. Felt-needs topics like parenting, marriage, racial injustice, anxiety, trauma, or wellness are broad topics, like a giant chocolate …

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How to Break that Block

How to Break That Block by Jaime Jo Wright Are you stuck? That whole writer’s block thing got you sucking down pots of coffee and you still got nothin’? Here’s a brief tip on how to break that block: Start something new. I know. That sounds counterproductive, but let’s think about it for a few seconds. One of the reasons we …

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