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  1. I had a really good day. I joined an editor's group and we reviewed each other's first chapters. They said the first chapter of THE BLUE GOLEM was really polished and a lot of fun. They wanted to read more! And then after that call I jumped on a call with SG Editor Danielle Kiowski - she wants to work with me on my novel to prepare it for submission to Story Grid Publishing! I asked her about yesterday's panic attack about the Middle Build - she said it sounds like what I'm doing makes sense and flows well going into the Ending Payoff. Whew. I didn't want to rewrite yet again. So I'm wor
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  2. Hello, dear brothers and sisters in Christ! I am new on this forum and am delighted to have found you! I look forward to learning from you and to sharing what I have learned. Many blessings! MaryAnn Diorio https://www.maryanndiorio.com "Heart-Mending Books for the Young and the Young-at-Heart"
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  3. Thank you very much, Rebecca. You are so kind to welcome me! Blessings, MaryAnn
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  4. And I always thought you needed to give them a ransomware virus, and require them read your entire manuscript as a condition of releasing their hard drive contents. But yes, your notes are a welcome alternative.
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  6. Thank you, Alley! It's good to be here. Blessings to you! MaryAnn
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  7. No, he didn’t die. It was interesting how it happened. @Alley suggested brainstorming. So I got all of my characters together and started writing what they would say. After two pages they came up with their own solution. The solution is Diversion!
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  8. Hi everyone, my name is Chris Brown and I'm based in North Alabama, where I'm an engineer by day and writer by night. I've got a memoir called Child of Grace: A Death Row Story that has been out about a year, and I'm currently working on a collection called Testimonies of Grace. I'm excited to have just had my second blog article published at Red Letter Christians as well. I'm looking forward to getting to know this community and learning from you. God bless you!
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  9. How writing anything - even crap - for thirty minutes a day can greatly Improve your writing skill and production. As Roger Ebert wrote, "The Muse comes during the work." https://annehawley.net/anne-learns-to-write/
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  10. Hi, MaryAnn! Nice to meet you
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  11. I have the nagging feeling I've miscalculated the entire second half of my novel and may have to rewrite.
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  13. Hi, Erin! Thank you for your warm, heartfelt welcome! Already I feel as though I've known all of you for a long time. It must be because of our union in Christ! Praise His Holy Name! I am looking forward to growing and learning from all of you,. Many blessings, MaryAnn
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  14. Hi, Mary Ann! So nice to meet you! Welcome to Christian Writers. We're all so happy to have you here.
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  15. Hi, Chris!! Wow, I live in north Alabama, too!! Nice to meet you.
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  16. Thank you so very much. I'm very grateful to be here. Blessings, MaryAnn
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  17. Not an expert on detective nor thriller novels. (Not even a first grader in the genres.) But, hoping to throw out some ideas to get you thinking. Do not confuse this with expert device, or even novice advice. I just know sometimes someone else's ideas partially gets me off my I'm-stuck, and gets me going again. I've run into a number of writers and a number of stories that play off The Wizard of Oz. Truthfully, I rarely notice, until someone tells me. But it also makes me wonder what would happen if they start off like Oz, but deviate completely off course after they meet the Cowar
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  18. I couldn't agree with Nicola more, Johne.
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  19. Hi Chris, welcome to Christianwriters! It is great to meet you, and have you here!
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  20. Thanks, Claire! It's great to be here! Blessings to you! MaryAnn
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  21. Hi, Maryann! It's great to meet you
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  23. Thank you so much, Lynn! I appreciate your warm welcome and looking forward to getting to know my fellow writers on this site. Many blessings to you as well! MaryAnn
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  24. Welcome to our writing family, MaryAnn. Glad you joined us. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing!
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  25. Welcome, it's nice to meet you!
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  26. Thank you! It is an honor to be here! Blessings, MaryAnn
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  28. ...or will in the future, you need to subscribe to this site. Great help for sites. This is her Tuesday info.
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  29. Welcome, Chris!
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  30. Yes, great example. And then we haven't even started on the small things like greeting. In western culture it is rude to interrupt a conversation between 2 people. You keep your distance until you are acknowledged and then you greet and join in the conversation. In African culture it's extremely rude to walk into a room and not greet everyone immediately. It sounds like a silly difference until you are faced with a situation like this in a shop, for example. That is when we're supposed to set our cultures aside and the way we were raised and just be Christians, nothing else. Cl
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  31. I am no expert on social media (not even on social media, lol), but I have researched this just to get mentally prepared for when I will need to build a platform. Here's what I've learned: Go where your readers are. You need to know who will want to read your book, as in age and gender and socioeconomic status etc. For example, Facebook and LinkedIn are 2 of the biggest social media platforms (if I remember correctly), but LinkedIn gets used mostly by professionals with Honors and Masters degrees and PhDs. So if you're not targeting the business world, don't waste time with LinkedI
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  32. Ahhh, @Alley I'm so sorry! I will be praying!!
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  33. Twitter is a little like shouting into the void, but a lot of writers are really successful on there. You have to find your niche and be active every day, basically. "Authortube" and "Booktube" are informal areas of Youtube for authors and readers. Instragram is very popular of course, but I haven't tried it as an author.
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  34. Welcome to our writing family, Chris. Glad you joined us. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing!
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  35. I'll be praying for you too, Alley.
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  37. Lord, your daughter is sick and needs your healing hand on her. Fix her throat quickly. Praise you for sending her to the doctor and guiding him to help her. Give her strength and send her help in this time. In Jesus name; amen
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  38. May I say I appreciate your gracious manner of teaching. The content is deep and worthy, and the teacher is easy to obey.
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  40. My goodness, Alley. I'm sorry. Surely praying for you.
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  41. I will be praying for you, and for wisdom for the doctors to get you the treatment you need.
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  42. Unfortunately for me, a good night's sleep is usually what causes me to discover all my bad writing.
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  43. Here's what should be in your agent's contract according to The Write Life.
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  44. I hesitate to make a suggestion to you, because you are an excellent writer, and my idea will be time consuming and maybe time wasteful. Have you written it in the surrounding countries yet? Have you outlined it? Maybe do an outline of each and see which feels better. (An outline would be less time consuming than writing it out.)
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  45. Gloves off? I'm keeping hold of my stick in case I need it! I'm an old white liberal Pentecostal Christian male. I'd rather write than fight. It's a fallen world, and when you write for a secular market with a Christian worldview you will get flak from both sides. Pendulums swing. An organization gathers momentum to correct injustice but continues past the point of fair dealing until a backlash is inevitable. My advice to romance writers is to stay the course. Because ultimately Christ will be heard above the clamor of competing voices.
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  47. After escaping through the Red Sea, the Hebrews traveled through the wilderness and arrived at Sinai, God’s Holy Mountain. There they received the Ten Commandments, as well as instructions for building a Tabernacle as a center of worship. Through Israel’s experiences at Mount Sinai, we learn about the importance of obedience in our relationship with God. His laws help expose sin, and they give standards for our righteous living. The opening statement about this month’s message is Biblical truth, not opinion. In our country, we are Christians supposedly holding up the Blood Stained
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