Dreamhouse Kings



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Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Using Your Gift of Gab

The gift of gab certainly is not a new expression. Its definition is “the facility of speaking eloquently or profusely” (Oxford Dictionary, 1998). Humanity has utilized it since the creation of the universe. Adam and Eve used it to try to get out of their punishment for eating of the forbidden tree. Fagin used it to describe Charles Dickens in Oliver...

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Angela Breidenbach

ACFW Happenings

Introducing Fiction Finder

Do you know that there’s a new way to find the books, authors, genres you love, and even the social issues explored in novels? Exciting news!

American Christian Fiction Writers has created the most unique and amazing tool for readers, bookstores, publishers, authors, libraries . . . anyone. It’s found at www.fictionfinder.com ...

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Kristine Pratt

Publisher's Corner

The New Face of Fiction

A thrilling saga about three young people coming of age on the battlefield during the Children’s Crusade. A horror novel about a vampire puppet who takes control of its masters. What do these books have in common? A faith element that identifies both books firmly as Christian fiction, and a publishing company known as Written World Communications.

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Tamela Hancock Murray

Heard It Thru Hartline

Ask The Agents

What does an agent do?

Agents serve as the initial screen, filtering out inappropriate, inept, and near-miss projects. Good agents match projects with prospective publishers, saving the editors from having to wade through worthy submissions that aren’t right for their imprints.

An agent will send your work to the right editor, help you choose the right publisher and editor, negotiate the terms of your contract, and make sure the publisher keeps you informed on the book’s progress.

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Wanda Dyson

Conference Corner

PAid Critiques

A great way to get honest feedback on your writing is to get a few paid critiques at conferences from experts in the field—whether it’s a successful author, editor, or agent. But one word of caution: Don’t request an editor or agent to critique your work with the idea that it will result in a contract.

A paid critique will cost you anywhere from $20 to $40. You send in the material a few weeks before the conference and should (although some conferences vary on this) spend anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes with the critic.

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