Monthly Archives: August 2017

Angels’ Portion, Volume 3

How does Pastor Christopher Thoma do it? He has now released his third whisky commentary: The Angels’ Portion, Volume 3: A Clergyman’s Whisk(e)y Narrative!  And, commentary it certainly is, although it’s as much on life as any adult beverage. Well . . . actually, it is quite a bit about whisky/whiskey and scotches, too. 🙂

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Who Chooses Illustrator?

When working toward a children’s picture book, who chooses the illustrator? Many traditional publishing houses prefer to pick one from previous projects. That way they can pair a better known name with a lesser known name and try to maximize visibility and lend experience to both. On the other hand, you may know people the publishing houses do not.  If you do, then “who chooses the illustrator” can become a factor in where or how to publish.

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Blowin in the Wind

The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind. Seriously. You just have to understand the sentence–and the question!–differently.

The post gets better. Trust me.

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Beauty and Catechesis

Do you incorporate Luther’s Small Catechism into your daily devotional time? It’s a great thing to do and there are so many ways to do it! Or maybe you maintain a shelf of devotional books to rotate through over the years. Even then, here’s another resource, newly released, you can add to your household: Beauty and Catechesis.

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Rejections aren’t Inspired.

Rejections aren’t inspired. Seriously. If a guy at a publishing house is having a rough day: rejection. If a market may not quite be ready for it: rejection. If a person can’t quite figure out how to sell for a big enough profit: rejection. None of that is inspired.

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Ideally How Many Publishers

Ideally how many publishers should a prolific author have? It’s a somewhat ridiculous question, maybe, but it’s mine. Since I know of smaller publishers, should I spread around my proposals? Or should I try ever larger publishers?

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Wanting My Magnus Opus

I’ve been craving more writer community lately. I daresay I’m not alone in that! Do any of you hang onto an idea for years and years, hoping a certain project or two could become your magnus opus? But, um, not put any work into it? I’m just wanting my magnus opus and prayerfully stewing a while. Sigh.

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Theology of Beauty

Today a Lutheran book hits the market that one I’ve particularly anticipated: Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal by Dr. Mark Mattes.

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Tweaking Website

This weekend I’ve been tweaking the website, organizing pages, and trying to fill out some of my resource pages. Could you look around and tell me if it’s easier to navigate? I’m always open for suggestions.

Also, if you could tell me your opinion, there are a few posts I’ve written, like Vocational Jumpstarts, that I’m especially proud of. Would it be silly for me to add a little side menu for Recommended Posts?

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Parents of Writers

I know my menu is already clunky with webpages, but I’ve thought of one more. Once again, I’d like your help as you’re able to lend it. 🙂 Let’s help parents of writers! What would you put on a Parenting Writers page? How can we help and support? What are a few basics that can equip those alongside the writing game to safeguard writing kids?

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