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Is what we do all about craft, or can we apply Dan’s principles to the work WE love? If you believe the answer is YES, join us. Let’s prove that fiction writers can write to the bank, too!

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Writing accountability club

Started by Ethan Wild. Last reply by Eric Pulsifer Mar 28. 5 Replies

Hey everyoneI am sure that 95% already know this but I wanted to put this out there anyway... part of my 2014 goals (which I have written down and review almost everyday!) is to finish the rough…Continue

Christian Fiction

Started by Chris Lawson. Last reply by Brandy Woldstad Oct 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Is there a demand for Christian fiction that represents adventure, action, and overcoming? I see all kinds of Christian fiction that is marketed toward females, but I don't see many fiction books…Continue

Tags: Books, Fiction, Christian

Free Kindle book

Started by Greg Sparks Oct 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello,My book Fire from Heaven is available on Amazon.  Please pick  up a copy.  http://amzn.to/171Icp4 Thanks,GregAnd if you feel compelled please leave a review.Continue

Launch Team

Started by Greg Sparks Sep 2, 2013. 0 Replies

I would like some help. I need about 20 people to read my newest fiction manuscript. But here's the deal. You will have until Oct 1st to finish it. Once it goes live on Kindle you get your free copy…Continue

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Comment by Diane Krause on March 28, 2014 at 10:48am

Connie -- My apologies for giving you the wrong URL! Glad you were able to use your superpowers to get around my error. :) 


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on March 25, 2014 at 2:52pm

Diane -- forget my prior request. I found the blog at

http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing. This is a great resource!


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on March 25, 2014 at 2:49pm

Diane -- I visited queryshark.com and am having no luck finding what you describe. Could you double check that web address for me? I'd love to visit.

Thanks so much!


Group Leader
Comment by Diane Krause on March 25, 2014 at 11:17am

Connie -- Thanks for the book teaser! I look forward to reading it. 

Chuck's Guide to Literary Agents is a great resource, and the examples there are very enlightening. 

Another great resource for query samples is queryshark.com, a blog run by literary agent Janet Reid. She allows writers to send in actual query letters, then she critiques them rips them to shreds there on the blog. :) Her comments are incredibly helpful because she breaks the letters down and covers specifics of the good and the bad. 


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on March 25, 2014 at 11:09am

Hey Fiction Writers - I am working on my query letter today and found a great resource to share with you. For examples of successful query letters and comments from the agents who represented the work, go to Chuck Sambuchino's blog:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/...

Write on!


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on March 25, 2014 at 11:02am

Diane - Here's a little tease about my novel.

After a summer of little more than brake jobs and football practice, all 17 year old Donnie wants is to play football and catch the eye of the girl he can’t stop thinking about, but his dad’s massive stroke puts his plans for senior year on hold.

It's a character-driven, family saga. I hope to sign a copy for you some day:)


Group Leader
Comment by Diane Krause on March 19, 2014 at 3:21pm

Way to go, Connie! Congratulations on hitting this very significant milestone. Will you tell us more about your novel? 


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on March 19, 2014 at 3:12pm

I can breathe again - the novel is finished (not really finished finished but ready to start submitting). I have put much aside, including my Fiction Writers Connect group leadership duties, to get my MS to this point. Before sending it out, I am working my way through Michael Hyatt's Everything You Need to Know to get Published which includes 21 thirty minute tutorial sessions and includes a workbook and bonus materials. The bonus materials are a big help in shaping what Michael calls the "Killer Book Proposal." If you want to learn more about publishing, I highly recommend Michael's material.

Now comes the hard part -- writing the synopsis!


Group Leader
Comment by Connie Foster on November 15, 2013 at 9:23am

For our members in the Nashville area:

Salon@615: Amy Tan

Monday, November 18, 2013 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Hume Fogg High School Auditorium

Amy Tan will discuss her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. The book maps the lives of three generations of women connected by blood and history - and the mystery of an evocative painting known as "The Valley of Amazement."

more details at:

http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/salonat615/

Comment by Mike Turner on October 8, 2013 at 6:58pm

For those in Nashville or visiting Nashville,

An Intimate Blitzkrieg, a Multimedia Book Event and Social Gathering, Friday, Oct 11

http://www.fjordsreview.com/featured/a_dinner_with.html

http://www.blitzkrieghq.com

Nashville Writer's Meetup Group is happy to  host FJORDS REVIEW (found in over 100 bookstores in the United States) Editor, past Oxford American reviewer and author John Gosslee.

John will talk on poetry's place in new media literature and about his recent reading in New York City at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Presentation includes a sample of the film created by Roberta Hall and score by Taras Mashtalir for the book project BLITZKREIG.

John will talk specifically about how to unify the arts around your next book project. 

In addition to the talk, stay around for the social gathering; each person who attends will get a list of writers who attended, their areas of writing and interests, and email addresses.

The talk and social gathering will take place in a private room at Bar Louie, 314 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN, 615.457.1632

on Friday, October 11. 

 http://www.blitzkrieghq.com

Bar Louie

http://www.barlouieamerica.com/locations/Nashville.aspx

Drinks and arrival 6:30PM-7:30PM

Dinner 7:30PM

Cost: $25 (this price is for the event and social gathering, and does not include dinner and drinks)

Tickets come with one signed hard copy of BLITZKRIEG and Portrait of an Inner Life sticker.

 

 
 
 

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