Writers Tips

Writers Tips is an Oregon Christian Writers blog.

Precision Is the Rule of the Day

  by Bret Lott Of course, the writing tip of all writing tips is that to be a writer you actually have to enjoy sitting down alone with all the words there ever were and sorting them out one at a time to make a sentence worthy of giving to someone else. You’d be surprised how many people want to …

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Taming Time—Practical Tips to Increase Writing Productivity

By Sarah Sundin   “How did you find time to write a book?” a friend asked. Perhaps it was my ability to type at the speed of light? Or my complete lack of a personal life? Um, no. Snails type faster than I do, and they don’t have fingers. When I started writing, I had three young children, taught Sunday …

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The Fast Draft – Should You or Shouldn’t You?

by Rachel Hauck It’s NaNoWriMo and I’m about to start a fast draft (FD) of my next book. For me, the FD seems to be the best way to get a feel and vision for the story. A fast draft takes about six or seven weeks. And, boy howdy, is it ever ugly. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I write “blah, …

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Challenge Yourself to Be a Better Writer

By Beth K. Vogt Early on in my writing career, a mentor challenged me to be a writer who always “upped her game.” However, I realized if I wanted to see real progress I needed to move past a vague idea of how I wanted to improve as a writer and I needed to be specific. To ensure I upped …

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Editor and Agent Appointments: How to Prepare

By Alice Crider Editors and agents don’t have time to read full proposals in a short appointment, so a “One Sheet” summary of your project not only simplifies things, it also lets the editor or agent know you’re able to articulate the aspects of your project concisely. What goes on a One Sheet? a hook (one line that includes an …

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