Camera Angles in Fiction Writing

Camera Angles in Fiction Writing

Most novel writers have heard that their scenes should be cinematic. You want readers to imagine what they are reading as a film playing in their heads or as John Gardner said, “the continuous dream.” If your scenes are to be cinematic, you will need to know where the camera is in every scene. Writing […]

Past Tense v. Present Tense

Past Tense v. Present Tense

Most novels feature the viewpoint character telling the story using the past tense. Yet more and more, readers are embracing present tense fiction. Novel writers need to understand tenses and how to best utilize them in their work. Writing Tip for Today: What are the pros and cons of each tense? Past Tense  Using a […]

3 Ways to Pitch Your Novel (but not in the trash)

3 Ways to Pitch Your Novel (but not in the trash)

It’s writing conference season! Across the country, legions of writers will fork over extra cash to gain a 15 minute pitch session with an agent or editor. Picture yourself as a literary agent: You’ve probably flown from far away and have jet lag. Writers slide their manuscripts to you under the bathroom stall. You can’t […]

3 Mistakes Authors Make

3 Mistakes Authors Make

Writers often believe that publishing a book is their highest goal. Not as many new authors know what to do once they hold their book in their hands. Writing Tip for Today: Whatever your present goal is, know that publishing your book is the beginning, not the end of your writing journey. Here are 3 […]

Quilts of LOVE: Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

Quilts of LOVE: Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingMaybelle In StitchesAbingdon Press (March 18, 2014)byJoyce Magnin ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A word from the Author: I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I […]

Catch Us if You CAN Spring Hunt Stop #26

Catch Us if You CAN Spring Hunt Stop #26

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt The CAN Scavenger Hunt ended at midnight on March 27, 2014. The Drawing for Rebecca Ondov’s GREAT HORSE STORIES closes on SATURDAY, March 29, 2014. Thank YOU ALL for your enthusiastic participation!  Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP # 26, Linda Clare’s Writer’s Tips Blog. […]

Introducing Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron

Introducing Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingScraps of EvidenceAbingdon Press (January 21, 2014)byBarbara Cameron ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Word from the author: CBD, CBA, and ECPA bestselling author of 35 books (including new series upcoming for Abingdon Press in 2011/2012) including fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers. I […]

Book Review: Tempest’s Course by Lynette Sowell

Book Review: Tempest’s Course by Lynette Sowell

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingTempest’s CourseAbingdon Press (December 17, 2013) byLynette Sowell ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lynette Sowell is an award-winning novelist. Her most recent novel, Tempest’s Course, is part of the Quilts of Love line from Abingdon Press. When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down […]

Introducing The Santa Society by Kristine McChord

Introducing The Santa Society by Kristine McChord

Once in a while, I have the time to peruse some of the many newsletters I receive every week. One, from Bookstores without Borders, recently named its 2013 Christmas Mistletoe contest winner and I was curious, so I read the excerpt of THE SANTA SOCIETY by Kristine McChord. And I thought, “Why isn’t this book […]