Welcome to Inspire’s Writing Round-Up, an overview of what’s happening in the world of Christian writing.
Here are some links that inspired me this week:
- Edits Are Murder–My Thoughts “A well-edited manuscript is one that uses only the words necessary to tell the story trapped inside the author’s head.” Shannon Dittemore offers tips to dull the pain of cutting unnecessary words from your manuscript. (ShannonDittemore.com)
- When Your Agent Appointment Flops Encouragement for those times we feel we’ve botched our opportunity to make a good impression with an agent. (The Steve Laube Agency)
- Don’t Take Author Obesity Sitting Down We don’t have to take on extra pounds just because we spend copious amounts of time at our computers. (Writer Unboxed)
- Why Writers Are More Powerful than the Supreme Court This article proves once again the pen is mightier than the sword–for affecting social and relational change. (Writer Unboxed)
- How Scrivener Helped Me Organize All My Writing I wish I had written this blog post. That would mean all my writing is organized. Mine is a work in progress, how’s yours? (LifeHacker)
- My Two Cents Worth Advice worth following for newbie writers. (ACFW)
- Do Writing Contests Help Your Career? Mary Keeley answers this question and provides links to writing contests. (Books & Such)
- 89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life Need fresh ideas for drawing more attention to your book? (Author Media)
- The Benefits of Collaboration Michael Hyatt’s newly re-visioned podcast launched with great insights into the power of working in community. (MichaelHyatt.com)
- How to Engage Your Reader Guaranteed Since we can’t always learn from Karen Ball in person, we’ll glean from her wisdom online. (The Steve Laube Agency)
What inspired you this week?