Part Two: The One Sheet

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by Dineen Miller Last week I talked about identifying your genre and/or niche so as to help you create your “mood.” This week let’s talk about the one sheet. Every year I see the questions start a couple months before conference. We’re gearing up and getting ready. We want to make a great first impression on those agents and editors …

Who Are You?

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The ACFW Conference is just weeks away, so I know many of you are wondering what you need or even where to start. Each Thursday for the next four weeks, I’ll be posting some basics to help you get prepared. We’ll talk about identifying your genre or brand, one sheets, business cards, and how to apply this later on to …

Once Upon a Writer…

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Once Upon A Time… in 1998 there was a semi-young woman. . .okay, a woman of 30. . .who had written a book. She knew other Christian writers existed, and even found some author web pages on the Internet. She had so many questions she wanted to ask them about writing. No one where she lived knew much about writing, …

Fear for Breakfast???

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I love the smell of fear in the morning. Just kiddin’. Conference time again. I gotta tell y’all, don’t be so worried about your appointments with agents and editors. I know it’s hard to believe, but we aren’t out to get ya. Some of us are even nice. Yes, there are a few pompous people. But being pompous, they don’t …

An Agent’s Perspective: Steve Laube

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This interview was originally posted on Ronie Kendig’s blog: Craving the Supernatural. It was so good, I decided we had to have it here, too. So get ready for a look at the industry from agent Steve Laube’s perspective. —-Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Craving the Supernatural. Right now, we’re hosting my awesome and incredible agent, Steve Laube, and getting …

An Editor’s Perspective

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It’s only a few months until the ACFW conference begins n Minneapolis. I am so excited by this event as I start to make a plan for how to make the best use of my time. My goals are to meet with authors already publishing with Zondervan, meet with agents that I missed at the International Christian Retailers Show (ICRS) …

Divine Appointments: Cynthia Ruchti

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Last year my conference volunteer responsibilities pressed into the appointment timeslots I’d been assigned. I knew I had to give them up and free those slots for someone else who needed them. It tugged at my heart to do so. Was I wasting two key opportunities? Throwing them away? No, I was serving the Lord and His people. I had …