Guest Post Nishoni Harvey #2 — a very special course!

https://videopress.com/v/tV3kS5mv 🌟 Your instructor, Nishoni Harvey, has authored eight books and now develops aspiring writers into published authors through Authors Aflame. 🌟 She has been teaching English for 13 years with a Bachelors degree in education. 🌟 Now, she wants to teach you how to become an Authority Author to influence and impact the world …

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. …

When Moving Day Comes: CreateSpace to KDP

Among my indie author friends, I am seeing a good deal of excitement and concern over the fact that CreateSpace, the go-to print book destination for many of us, is closing down. Our books will now be merged with Kindle Direct Publishing. I am going through this conversion now, and, with 50 titles in print, …

Review Or Die! (Not you, the Reader — the Author)

It's a pain to write reviews. If I liked a book, I liked it. I don't need to review it. Maybe I'll tell some friends. Maybe I'll lend the book to someone else. And it sounds stupid to say, "This book was great! I loved it!" What good does that do anyone? Other readers don't …

Author or Character Interviews, Anyone?

Put yourself under the microscope! If you write books for a G, PG, or PG-13 audience, you may submit a request for an author interview. Not all interviews will be featured, but I will try to spotlight authors often. Thank you! Author Interview Questions Answer whatever questions you wish, and you can modify the first …

“Take Words with You … ” Mary C. Findley

"Take words with you and return to the Lord.  Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips." Hosea 14:2 Coming soon -- a book for Christian writers about Christian writing. This book is about how to prepare to be a writer, how to …

Why I Write Steampunk … A Part Two of Sorts … Author post by Sophronia Belle Lyon

We were reading in Jeremiah this morning, and I ran across these verses. It made me think of how we fail the Lord sometimes ... Get distracted and fall away from wholehearted service, or become rebellious and stubborn. The Lord invites us to return, and His forgiveness will restore us to "stand before him", like …

A “Striking” Scripture for Writers by Mary C. Findley

Ecclesiastes 12: 11-12 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. I hate writing blog posts, …

The Prayer Networks

"Pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16) When we first joined Facebook, it was simply to keep in touch with our children in their far-flung adventures (and ours). Eventually we began to make friends there, usually people we knew in "real" …

Curiouser and Curiouser … An Author’s Adventures in Twitterland

I set up a Twitter account awhile back because that was on my promotional "to-do" list. However, I did not really understand what it was for, so I did not use it much. I tweeted our blog posts, and that was pretty much it. My experience with Twitter was somewhat like Alice staring down the …

Part Two: Make It Clean, Get It Out

So many people have said writing a book is the easy part. Still, it can't be repeated often enough. New writers are cropping up all the time, while the traditional publishing contract including a marketing machine to get your word out is fast becoming downright mythological. "Do it yourself" takes on a whole new meaning …

Secular Humanism: America’s Establishment of Religion

"Secular Humanism: Religious Mythology" is lettered on my computer bag. So "What is Secular Humanism?" The quick, simple answer is that it is the religion of self-indulgence with no possible consequences for the way we live in any kind of life after death. Beginning somewhere around the Kennedy administration, Secular Humanists learned that if they …