up next month, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
offers a variety of talented columnists and interesting topics.
Introducing September’s issue:
My Editor’s Spotlight
is on author Tina Forkner. Tina’s first book, Ruby Among Us,
was a tearjerker and I loved it. She has quite a story to share about
her writing journey. Learn more about Tina by reading Editor’s
In the Publisher’s
Choice column, Bonnie introduces Barbara Scott,
editor of Abingdon’s fiction line. Check it out!
Our cover author-interviewee for
the September issue is the beautiful, talented, award-winning author Tamera
Alexander. I’m sure you will enjoy reading what she has to
say about Christian fiction and her life as an author.
columnist Michelle Levigne rants on popular fiction
in Fiction Rants. Her September column is titled No
Time for Goodbye. What is she referring to? You’ll have to
read her column to find out, so stop by and read her take on it.
aka Randy Rooney, writes a column titled No
Iffs, ands, or Butts. In this column, Sam the Plumber just
keeps getting crazier and crazier.
Our not-at-all-humble fiction
etiquette columnist, Jan Flanders, answers the
question one of her readers asks: “What is the place of
fiction in the Christian Market?” Stop by and read Ms.
Flanders’s bizarre Southern take on things.
In Making a Scene,
shares a different type of lesson in September. It’s titled Creating
a Pitch for your Novel. Stop by and take notes from a master
craftsman (or in this case, woman.)
Real Life Is Stranger
columnist, Trish Perry, pens another hilarious
elaboration of a story taken straight from the news. This one is titled
Have You Heard This One?
Trish retells another true-to-life story and puts a unique fiction
twist on things. It’s guaranteed to make you giggle.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist,
interviews leader Sheryl Barnes. If you’re considering starting a book
club, you’ll want to check out this column.
ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie
Breidenbach, writes a column titled, What’s with
All the Change? Find out more details by reading the ACFW
Gotta Get It?
columnist and agent, Kelly Mortimer, focuses on the
“antagonist” in fiction in the September issue. Kelly’s sense of humor
is classic Kelly. Stop by and find out what she has to say about
critiques and critiquing manuscripts.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline
columnist and agent Terry Burns shares the latest news of his client
Editor Adele Annesi shares
editorial wisdom in her column Word for Words. The
title of her next article is When Words Sing: Editing for
Voice and Style. If you plan to become published you’ll want
to bookmark this page.
Multipublished author Loree
Lough has her own advice column titled Loree’s Lough Down.
Her next article is another creative one called Complaining,
Criticizing and Carping, oh my.
Youth pastor and columnist David
Meigs pens another column that addresses a timely topic: The
Life-Transforming Message. What makes one book more powerful
than the next? This month, David Meigs examines the key elements that
make up the life-changing message within our inspirational fiction.
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, offers some wisdom in her
article titled The Prayer and Paradox Marketing Strategy.
Mary always gives sound advice that every author can benefit from.
provides more spiritual encouragement in her devotional column titled Wearing
Underwear and Other School Necessities. Everything Nancy
writes for CFOM is incredibly inspirational, and
this one is no exception.
Next month, Box Office
or Book Store columnist, Sarah Salter, critiques Faith
Like Potatoes, a novel, which is also a movie produced by the
same people who gave us Facing the Giants and Fireproof.
The focus of the column is on which media is better, the book or the
movie? Sarah Salter will analyze them both and share her thoughts.
by DJ Mansker is back and features more insane
dialogue. This next installment is about the booth’s desire to go back
to school and get a higher degree. What is that wacky booth thinking?
Read and see.
shares more sage wisdom in her series on social networking called Faces,
Tweets, and Spaces. September’s column is titled For
the Love of Facebook.
Our Quantum Marketing
columnist and expert marketing guru, Jim Rubart,
discusses How to Write Web Site Copy in the
September issue. His insight blows my mind. It’ll impress you too.
Our YA columnist, Jill
Williamson, writes All About YA. Her
September column is titled Back to School Books!
The focus is on YA books in school settings. Sounds good to me.
Talented screenplay writer Caroline
Friday reviews various novels every month. Her column focuses
on why the title chosen that month should be Made for Movies.
September’s column spotlights Rekindled by Tamera
Last, in Screenwriting
101, writer/director CJ Powers adds
another installment titled Analyzing Conflict Within your
Script. Conflict is king on the silver screen and CJ shares
key questions to analyze the visual strength and emotional terms of
conflict sewn within your story. He clarifies the difference between
the central conflict and smaller conflicts salted throughout your
September guest columnists should delight readers as well:
Murray is our Multicultural Fiction
columnist for September. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to
say about the subject.
is a school employee who works full time but still finds time to write
and meet her deadlines. Find out how she manages in Author by
is the featured Lits fiction author for the Genre Happenings
column. She discusses lits and why she loves to write that genre.
In For Writers Only,
Sharlene MacLaren discusses Writing after You Retire.
You can learn a lot from the pros, and Shar is one of the best! So if
you’ve considered retiring from your day job and taking up writing
fiction, come glean some wisdom from her column and find out how she
for September features Romance. This column spotlights enthusiastic
book reviewer Lisa Lickel.
Donald James Parker is our
featured POD/Self-Publishing columnist for the
September issue. He discusses his experiences and recent successes. So
stop by to find out more about Don Parker, his experiences as an
author, and his books.
Videos featured columnist is Hope Flinchbaugh,
who will talk about her book videos and how she had them made.
introduces Summerside editor Rachel Meisel. She
shares about Summerside’s current vision for publishing Christian
fiction and discusses future plans for their fiction line.
Mary Sue Seymour
is the featured agent for September’s Agent Corner.
Come meet Mary Sue and find out more about her experiences and years
working as a literary agent.
This September, Penny
Carlton of Pertinent Promo is the columnist for Publicity:
Everyone Needs It. Want to know how this woman started her
publicity business? Read this column and find out.
Bonnie Way of
Canada is our featured Fiction International
columnist for September. Like other international writers, she has had
to deal with barriers selling to an American market. Read about how she
meets those challenges.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for August is unveiled in the September issue. Although
there are many great reviews and blogs to choose from, each month the
editor’s challenge is to find the best in the bunch.
Our Spine Chiller
Thriller columnist for September is Mindy Starns
Clark. She is the author of several exciting suspense titles.
If you want to know where she gets her inspiration to write such
compelling stories, you’ll want to read this column.
Last, our Short Stories
column features two entertaining tales. The first that Shannon
McNear titled was called Bitter Chivalry, #4
(it’s the fourth installment).” Both of these shorts are engaging and
sure to make you smile.
That’s it for the September
issue. Come back every month and check out our latest columns.
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