Friday, April 8, 2016

Unsolicited Manuscripts/Mentor Character/Clips/Vocal/PC in the Church

1.  Cindy Sproles guest posts at The Write Conversation. Are you discouraged because most publishers don't take unsolicited manuscripts? Discover ways to get around that barrier.

2.  Zoe M. McCarthy shows how a mentor character can work wonders for your story.

3.  When I was writing non-fiction exclusively, editors and writers impressed on me the necessity for "clips." These are examples of your published works. Linda Gilden guest posts at The Write Conversation on this subject and covers the question of how to get clips if you're a new writer.

4.  Many writers and readers are involved with other creative forms, like singing. Recently, I discovered vocal lessons on YouTube. How cool is that? I've subscribed to Mark Baxter's YouTube channel. Even if you don't sing, it might be great if your character is a singer or to pass it along to your choir director.

5.  Dr. MaryAnn Diorio addresses political correctness in the church.

Writers:   I liked the mentor character post a lot. Several books I've read lately have one. Do you write mentor characters in your fiction?

Readers:  Do you or someone close to you sing? What did you think of the vocal coach on YouTube?


Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, thanks for this. I am trying to find places to submit non fiction Christian inspirational essays. Slice of life vignettes. I search continually. Have a great day.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm sure you know about the Christian Market Writers Guide (Jerry B. Jenkins). When I was writing non-fiction, I used that resource many times.

Facebook groups might also give you some leads. Throw the question out there, and see if you get a response.

Have a great week,
Susan :)