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Nicola

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  1. Congratulations on publishing this honouring book! You have a great cover, and I'm sure the poems are touching and inspiring too. Since you've already done that work, I wouldn't look to do it again with a publisher. Now is the time for promotion. Contact every VA in your state and get them to share it with other states. Get on the radio programs. Do talks at local churches and even bases. Get it done in audiobook! People are taking to poetry in out loud!
  2. It is important to use these with a delicate paint brush. Described bodily sensations cause the reader's brain to experience them as if in his or her own body. If you have two characters, one angry and one afraid, and you lay on the pounding heart, heat filled head, shaking hands and grinding teeth too hard, your reader will suffer.
  3. Genre Guide Book By Karen Ball and Erin Taylor Young
  4. Ah, I'm not keeping up. You can take this one down if you like. This email says the Beta is going very well and they are looking for more people to break the system so they can fix it!
  5. I do multiple main characters. At least one of each gender. I have to work hard to not head-hop, and to limit the cast. There are just so many voices in my head!
  6. Beta Print with Draft2Digital Has anyone had experience with these people? I have had an account for a long time without having a book to publish. I do move closer every day though!
  7. Thank you Lynn! I got myself shut out of the forum for two days because of password trouble. That's how socially inept I am. 🙄
  8. Let me see. I'm fine. No sign of illness in my house. Lockdown is my normal lifestyle, except now I connect by phone rather than in coffee shops. I am writing. Any writing I do seems like a miracle to me no matter what is happening in the outside world. This Sunday is again going to be for prayer and fasting to ask God to relent in His Mercy. I see His hand in many small miracles.
  9. We do have one. Lynn, what did we call it? https://christianwriters.com/topic/17248-one-church-many-houses/
  10. I languish in obscurity. Nothing I post resonates with the audience. The #WritingCommunity is just a bunch of writers who follow each other to boost their numbers. Well, they are friendly folk and have interesting and amusing things to say, but I don't resonate with them.
  11. Go for it! Remember, they have a formula. Research the order they put the specific elements they require. I once took a workshop on devotion writing.
  12. I don't like any social media, except here. Even here I have social stuttering. There's a reason I chose work that required a closet. (Audiobook production).
  13. Thomas Umstadt Jr. is the best resource I know on this topic. He has the Christian Publishing show, the Novel Marketing show, the Creative Funding Show, and various other podcasts. https://stevelaube.com/057-why-platform-is-not-important-like-you-think/ This podcast was a real shot in the arm for me. (The key word is RESONANCE) My favourite platform is .....ChristianWriters.com! Lynn reassured me that it is considered platform to be part of a forum! I can be found on Twitter. I try to encourage people there. I haven't pulled my stories from Wattpad yet, but I can't support it anymore, even if there is a small Christian corner there. I have my website and just today put out my second newsletter!! I feature my writing, giving out a bit of it in the letter. I have a Subscribers Only page that features recordings by me of my own work. I also feature encouragement. So much is needed. I blog in spurts. (That sounds like a poem coming on. A Rap.)
  14. God is walking straight through the walls of the church. We are more like family than ever. And it is wonderful! Nothing like the good outdoors to breath life into a body. I saw Mr. And Mrs. Pilliated Woodpecker on my walk yesterday. Spring is springing even though it continues to snow here. How’s your snow, Carolina?
  15. Our definition of fun. The witty kind. The clean kind that builds people up and brings smiles all round. I still don’t know whether I’m in or not. Every day is a new adventure. It is on my radar, and I hope to be there.
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