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Book Highlight: 7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs by Debra Butterfield

Today, we welcome freelance editor Debra Butterfield to our blog. We are highlighting her newest book, 7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs. You are sure to use this book over and over! It's not a long book, but it is packed full of valuable information. Ever wondered what goes into the editing process? Have you ever been a bit daunted by the thought of self-editing your book before initial submiss...
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First Steps on the “Want to be a Writer” Journey

~ ~ ~ Our guest today is Paula S. Zwenger. Paula  is a wife, mother, and grandmother who, upon finding herself an empty nester, tried on the hat of rhyme loving writer. It fitted very well. Her joy manifests completely while taking the ups and downs of life and wrangling them into poetry. She has a passion for creating rhymed treasure hunts with a Catholic flare to celebrate the faith and l...
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Interview with Jennifer Slattery

Meet Jennifer Slattery, 2017 Wordsowers Conference workshop leader. She will be teaching Avoiding Story Deflators.  Jennifer Slattery is a multi-published author, freelance writer, editor, and the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, a ministry that seeks to help women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. She writes Christian living articles for Crosswalk.com and is the managing...
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Interview with Anne Rauth

Our next introduction is Anne Rauth. She will be leading the workshop Jesus Would be on Linked In at the 2017 Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference. An award winning author, Anne received her MBA from the University of Kansas and started her professional career at Hallmark Cards in the Advertising and Hallmark Hall of Fame Division.  Currently she works at Mercy and Truth Medical Missions, a ...
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Why Attend a Writer’s Conference?

It's not too late to join us! Attending a conference is a commitment. You have to reserve the block of time (which gets harder and harder with today’s busy lifestyle). You have to pay the conference fees. You have to prepare a pitch in case you run into the perfect editor or agent. And the list goes on. Sometimes it feels like too much! So why should you attend? Here are just a few reasons. ...
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Interview with Nancy L. Sharp

    Meet Nancy L. Sharp, children's author and 2017 Wordsowers conference workshop leader. Children’s Author N. L. Sharp is an educational writing consultant from Fremont, Nebraska. Born in Valentine, graduated from Ponca, with college degrees from both the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she is proud to claim that she is now and always has...
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Interview with Laree Lindburg

Meet Laree Lindburg. Laree will be at the 2017 Wordsowers Writers Conference representing Electric Moon Publishing.  What would you like conference attendees to know about you? Maybe something that would help them feel comfortable approaching you. My husband and I have five children. Last August, my husband prayerfully took over his father's business which moved our clan a bit west to a rural...
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Interview with Lee Warren

Lee Warren
Meet Lee Warren, a workshop leader for Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference. Lee Warren writes contemplative essay and devotional books. His essays remind you to slow down and enjoy the present moment because we’re only here for a little while. Readers say his essays are vulnerable, open, honest, engaging, insightful and thought-provoking. His devotional books provide practical, story-...
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Interview with Deb Butterfield

Meet Debra Butterfield, the Motivational Editor and Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference workshop leader.  Debra is the author of the new Writer’s Workshop booklet series Working with an Editor Book 1, from Brooklet Press (an imprint of CrossRiver Media Group), Abba’s Promise, and Carried by Grace: a Guide for Mothers of Victims of Sexual Abuse. Her magazine credits include CBN.com, Susie, Liv...
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Interview with RJ Thesman

Meet RJ Thesman, author of Sometimes They Forget and Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference workshop leader.  RJ THESMAN is the author of the popular Reverend G trilogy and has just released her newest book, "Sometimes They Forget - Finding Hope in the Alzheimer's Journey." Thesman is a certified life and writing coach, a biblical counselor and a Stephen minister. She lives in the heartland of K...
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