Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Learn from the pros with A Novel Idea


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Now, I want to share something with you fellow aspiring novelists.

A few weeks ago in Denver, a book that hadn't yet been released to the public was made available to us ('cuz we're special). The book is called, A NOVEL IDEA.

Well, let me tell you, I couldn't get my hands on a copy fast enough. And I'll tell you why. Because A Novel Idea offers expert advice on writing inspirational fiction. It's written by over 40 published Christian authors. Authors who know what they're talking about. Best-selling authors like Randy Alcorn, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jerry B. Jenkins, James Scott Bell, Terri Blackstock, Angela Hunt, Athol Dickson, Robin Jones Gunn and Brandilyn Collins.

Hello...need I say more?

You'll learn everthing you need to know about writing inspirational fiction, like plotting, dialogue, point of view, characterization, marketing, social networking, and much more...

Here are just few of the articles included in this book:

The Plot Skeleton
Crafting Real-Life Characters
Dialogue as Action
Everything You Wanted to Know about POV...but Were Embarrassed to Ask
Bringing Setting to Life
Research - Immersing Yourself in History
Staying Organized in the Writing Process
Doing a Fast First Draft
Finding and Honing Your Writer's Voice
Writing to Change Lives
An Interview with Francine Rivers
Rethinking Rejection
Writing: Ministry or Profession?
Avoiding Preachy Fiction
Evil in Fiction
Confessions of a Critique Groupie
How to Write a Proposal
What to Expect from a Writer's Conference
Promoting Your Novel
Blogging! Who, Me?
and many more....

A Novel Idea just released to bookstores on October 1st. If you are an aspiring novelist and want to learn from the pros, you'll definitely want a copy of this book.

Pretty cool, huh? What's even cooler is that all proceeds from this book will benefit MAI (Media Associates International), an international organization whose goal is to help fledging writers and publishers produce Christian literature that is culturally relevant.

Now THAT'S what I call cool!

Learn more about A Novel Idea and order your copy on Amazon.com, ChristianBookDistributors.com, or Barnes and Noble.com.


Vonnie said...

Wow...that's looks great!

I'll be looking for it.

PatriciaW said...

I'm breaking my blog tour hiatus for this one. Can't wait to get my copy.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Sounds like an amazingly helpful resource!! I'm definitely going to check out MAI, too!

Cindy said...

That book sounds awesome. I'm definitely going to have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book I need!

Dara said...

I'm gonna look for this. Thanks!

BTW, guess what I'm getting for my birthday in a few weeks? Membership to ACFW! :)

Lynda Schab said...

YAY, Dara!!! I'll look for your name on the "New Members" list.

You'll love it!

Joanne Sher said...

I think I found out about this book on Twitter - or somewhere, I can't remember where. I already bought it and have begun reading. SOOOO good!