Investment vs. A Poverty Mindset

I’m going to get a little personal and maybe a smidge uncomfortable in today’s post.  It’s okay to invest in yourself.  Not only is it okay, but it’s also amazing.  I don’t have the fattest wallet. Never have. It’s been through seasons of extra leanness and I’m currently in one.  But I’ve struggled with aContinue reading “Investment vs. A Poverty Mindset”

4 Things I Wish I Had Done Before Publishing

Young writers are amazing. Never say I didn’t say that. More than that, they are capable of great things—like being awesome published authors who, yes, can make a career out of their writing! However, new writers (whether they’re ten or ninety-two) often make a basic beginner mistake, and that is believing they are ready toContinue reading “4 Things I Wish I Had Done Before Publishing”

Writing the Character Behind The Genius

As the author of a mystery series which features an old school detective set in the early 1900’s in London, I speak from experience when I say that writing a detective can be a difficult task. In a lot of instances, or at least for me anyway, I had to create a character who wasContinue reading “Writing the Character Behind The Genius”

How to Plot Your Novel When You Hate Plotting

I feel you. I really do. Once upon a time, I despised plotting. I was a die-hard seat-of-your-pants writer. If a story idea came to mind, I immediately set to work and began drafting. I wrote a middle-grade fantasy rip-off of Narnia this way. However, as I grew and matured as a writer, I began to realizeContinue reading “How to Plot Your Novel When You Hate Plotting”

Writing as a Ministry: Can Our Books Make an Eternal Difference?

I was thirteen years old when God placed it on my heart to write Christian stories for teenagers. At the time, though, I wasn’t even aware that the Christian fiction market existed. I grew up reading books that every elementary school kid read. So why did I feel so compelled to write faith-based stories forContinue reading “Writing as a Ministry: Can Our Books Make an Eternal Difference?”

Glorify God & Enjoy Him

When I graduated high school, my family threw a graduation ceremony at the little brick church I grew up attending.  If you were homeschooled like I was, maybe you can visualize the scene.  It was at that ceremony where my dad gave a tear-jerking speech that had everyone talking for weeks.  I suppose I getContinue reading “Glorify God & Enjoy Him”

How to Optimize Hashtags on Instagram

The world of hashtags is vast. And as authors, we want to utilize every tool at our disposal to find our ideal readers! There are so many different words of advice here and there, but it all comes down to a few principles I have found that work. The one caveat is that these thingsContinue reading “How to Optimize Hashtags on Instagram”

7 Ways To Deal With Negative Feedback

Dealing with negative reviews. Some complain, some sidestep the issue or brush it off. “Being an author is tough, get over it!” Well, sometimes we can’t get over it that easily. I’ve always been one of those people who like bullet point instructions on how to do something, and that inspired me to compile someContinue reading “7 Ways To Deal With Negative Feedback”

It’s Release Day // Author Interview

The Glory Writers was established by our beloved Victoria Lynn (and her best friend, Livy Jarmusch), with a shared heart. One that beats with the gnawing ache, to fill the void within the Secular and Christian fiction market. To offer pure and epic stories for the up and coming generations; tales of light against darknessContinue reading “It’s Release Day // Author Interview”

Why Christian Authors Should Stop Joking About Torturing Their Characters

I’ve never liked it when authors joke about torturing their characters, and the other day I saw something that made me realize why. In a Facebook group I lurk in, someone had posted a meme that went something like this:  AUTHORS: “Look at my character, I love them so much.” ALSO AUTHORS: “Now watch meContinue reading “Why Christian Authors Should Stop Joking About Torturing Their Characters”