Writers Tips

Writers Tips is an Oregon Christian Writers blog.

Choose Your Marketing Focus

Mesu Andrews Newsletters, blogs, social media or podcasts? Which one of these should you focus on?  When God created time, He gave all of us 24 hours in a day.  Abraham, David, and even Jesus had the same 24 hours we do—but they never had to market indie books or impress a literary agent! I’ve tried all four of the …

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Respect Your Writing Call

by Roseanna White There are so many things in the writing life that we don’t get to decide, that we have no control over—chief among them being how other people react to our work, whether they’re agents, editors, or readers. We can’t control whether we get contracts or good reviews. What we can control is how we react. We decide …

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Pushing Forward When You’re Stuck

by Gina Ochsner Years ago, I attended a writing conference during which a famous author said, “Writers don’t believe in miracles; they depend upon them.” How true! Writing is an act of faith. Each time we approach the blank page or screen, we do so believing that if words are cared for and brooded over, something larger and better will …

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Do Fiction Writers Need a Platform?

by Rachelle Gardner Platform and social media: Some of us love it, some of us hate it, and most of us are just trying to keep up. We all recognize the potential hazards of social media—mainly, the TIME it takes. The question we each have to answer is: How can we use social networking to the extent that it’s positive and …

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How Much Time Do You Set Aside to Write?

by Matt Mikalatos People often ask me, “How do you find time to write?” quickly followed by “How much time do you set aside each day to write?” They don’t always like the answers, which are, “I don’t watch any sports” and “I don’t have a daily amount of time set aside for writing.” Here’s why: when I set aside …

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