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Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

How did you get started as a writer? In today's guest post, Joe Conlon, talks about his experience. Enjoy!
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How to Get Started as a Writer

by Joe Conlan

Joe Conlan get started as a writer post picHave you ever made the statement to anyone who would listen, “I’ve always wanted to…" ? I’m pretty sure most of us have on many occasions about a variety of experiences. Sometimes, we even make it happen. Since I was a young adult, I completed that sentence with “write a book.” It might have never happened for me if a simple question from my ex-father-in-law hadn’t given me the kick in the butt I needed. Continue reading Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

How to Be an Author

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The Christian Author: The Journey to Faith as Story

Writing as a Christian author, leading readers rather than appearing to coerce them, provides a challenge to any writer. How to approach the subject without immediately putting off the non Christian reader?

Here, in today's how to be an author guest post, Robert Zinnecker rises to the challenge with gentleness and aplomb. Continue reading The Christian Author: The Journey to Faith as Story

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Inspiration for Writing | The Old Curiosity Shop

Inspiration for writing sometimes comes like a bolt out of the blue, but more usually, as Bentley Gates and today's How to be an Author guest writer, Judy Leslie, describe, it is more usually a long research project with many parts to it.

Judy is clearly a born story teller - as many who visited her shop would no doubt testify! Continue reading Inspiration for Writing | The Old Curiosity Shop

Ideas for Books: Where do Good Ideas for Novels Come From?

Ideas for books to write are often elusive, as any writer will tell you, which is why so many authors carry a notebook around with them so they can catch any fleeting inspiration before it disappears. A word, a phrase, an apt reference - all grist to the writer's mill.

In today's guest post in the How to be an Author series, Robin Wolstenholme tells how she dreamed her first book and finds inspiration all around her. Enjoy. Continue reading Ideas for Books: Where do Good Ideas for Novels Come From?