How do you write a novel that grips readers from Chapter One to The End? Writing fiction isn’t as easy as it looks (though I heard that authors sweat blood, which doesn’t make it look easy to write a novel!). These fiction writing tips from… Read More »20 Ways to Write a Better Novel
“As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract,” says freelance writer Deanna Proach. “When it happened to me, I no longer wanted to work with the publisher.” In this guest post, Deanna shares what happened after she signed a… Read More »What to Do When the Publisher Cancels Your Book Contract
If you have a decent writer’s platform and marketable book idea, it’s not hard to get a literary agent. I’m a published author whose first traditionally published book (Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back) was represented by a literary management agency in California. That… Read More »How I Signed With a Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Agency
Finding the right agent to represent you and your work is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. How do you get a literary agent who believes in you, loves your book, and will help you get published? These tips… Read More »Is It Hard to Get an Agent? 15 Tips From the Query Shark
Here’s why we need to stop doubting ourselves as writers: Self-doubt brings fear of failure, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. Doubt also increases general mistrust, which feels real but has no reason. Self-doubt creates worry, nervous disorders, and even paranoia. If you doubt yourself as… Read More »How to Stop Doubting Yourself as a Writer
How do you become a travel writer? What is bad vs. good travel writing? Professional freelance travel writers and guidebook authors answer your most frequently asked questions about becoming a travel writer. I’m the Adventurous Writer – an experienced freelance magazine writer, blogger and published… Read More »Do You Want to Be a Travel Writer? FAQ and Answers
Are you wondering how to write a nonfiction book proposal with sample chapter summaries? You’re in luck, fellow scribe! These chapter summaries in my nonfiction book proposal will give you ideas on how to summarize your own chapters. I also included a summary of my book’s introduction.
Not all of my book proposals have been successful! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything: 50 Ways to Experience Jesus in Daily Life) was reviewed with interest by the editor and publishing committee at Bethany. They never formally rejected it…but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Nor has my agent contacted me. So, unless their emails fell between the cracks of the universe, I assume they decided not to publish this book.