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Monthly Archives: March 2005

What Frank Peretti Watches & Reads

By |March 31st, 2005|

Check out this interview with Frank Peretti. When someone’s sold 12 million books, it’s worth learning some lessons from their habits.

He sees movies as a great way to lean the craft of storytelling:
I don’t watch television. Barb and I disconnected the TV years ago. We watch a lot of movies, practically every night. I watch […]

Melodrama That Annoys

By |March 31st, 2005|

Some examples of melodrama that annoys, from The Master’s Artist. My favorites:
Coincidences that supposedly matter.
Courtroom confessions.
Trite sermonettes that ignite weepy epiphanies.
The judo chop to the neck that drops the villain.

On The Plight of the Editor

By |March 31st, 2005|

Joel Miller–senior editor at Nelson Current–just posted an entry called, “Book Publishing and the Market.” In it he says,

Because I have so few publishing slots, I’m supposed to be the king of cynics, the Simon Cowell of books, e.g.: “I’m sorry, but it’s really bad. Really, really bad. Honestly.” Sentiments to that effect are communicated […]

WestBow Press Publishing “More Innovative Fiction”

By |March 31st, 2005|

This from Thomas Nelson’s President Michael Hyatt’s blog, on WestBow Press publishing “More Innovative Fiction”:

Thomas Nelson’s WestBow imprint is quickly gaining a reputation for publishing more innovative CBA fiction. Launched in late 2003, WestBow’s intention from the start was to raise the bar. “Our primary goal isn’t ‘edgy’ fiction but stories with a real, authentic […]

Live Coverage of Art & Soul Festival

By |March 30th, 2005|

There are two Christian writers events that are particularly relevant in the industry–the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing (held in Grand Rapids, Michigan), and the Baylor Art and Soul Festival (held in Waco, Texas).

The faculty, the workshops, the atmosphere—these are the places where writers meet to encourage one another, and contacts are made between […]

Use “Offset Phrases” for Emphasis

By |March 29th, 2005|

Movie makers have many cinematography options available to set mood and tone — from the tight camera angle used to create fear and suspense, to the musical score playing in the background, to other elements such as lighting and cross-dissolves.

In writing, you’re usually restricted to black characters on a white page, with only bold and […]

“Something That Lasts” Novel

By |March 29th, 2005|

Not sure about this book’s contents, but I do like his characterization of preachy Evangelical fiction:
Instead of the goody-goody characters and “evangelical bludgeoning” people expect in Christian fiction, Jordan says the story explores how flawed people struggle with their faith in the face of devastating events.
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Female readers flock to Christian chick lit

By |March 29th, 2005|

This MSNBC article talks about the new Christian chick literature which Christian women are buying in droves.

Chick Lit is a new genre of writing for and about single women in search of happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

Says the article:
Of the roughly 150 million Christians in the United States, more than 60 percent […]

Critique Groups: Life or Death to a Writer

By |March 29th, 2005|

Vickie McDonough on the value of critique groups:I can say without a doubt that I’m published today because of the help I’ve received from my critique group partners. They’ve encouraged me when I wanted to give up on writing. They taught me to show, not tell. I learned point of view from them, and they’ve […]

PHP Based Bulletin Board

By |March 29th, 2005|

Need a replacement for phpBB due to the security issues that board has had? Here’s a nice alternative many are opting for: PunBB.org