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Author Archives: Ellen Gable Hrkach
Are you currently writing a novel? If so, my previous post encourages you to read great books in order to be a better writer. For me, as a novelist, my goal is to write novels that encompass the “whole package.” … Continue reading
Every year at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show, the Catholic Writers Guild organizes a booth which displays members’ books. Wholesalers, bookstore owners and other attendees can see, page through and even read excerpts of displayed books. This is a … Continue reading
Habemus Papam! It has been an exciting few weeks with emotions ranging from sadness at Pope (Emeritus) Benedict retiring to the joyous election of Pope Francis. At his Sunday audience after the Angelus on March 17th, he ended his speech … Continue reading
Novelists should always be willing (and eager) to improve their craft. Writing fiction is difficult and complex because of the many complicated aspects (narrative voice, writing style, imagery, plot lines, characterization, setting etc). Whether you’re a bestselling author or an … Continue reading
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” Blessed John Paul II Every year, around this time, winter seems like it will go on forever and many wish for the warmer days of spring. This is much like the mother with a … Continue reading
A good novel begins with a great story, a compelling plot, interesting characters. But it doesn’t end there. A good novel also needs to be well written. I’ve been editing other authors’ novels for two years and writing novels for … Continue reading
Here in Canada, the longest month of the year is January, not only because it has 31 days, but because it’s usually snowy, cold and dreary for most of the month. It hasn’t exactly been dreary, but it has definitely … Continue reading
New self-publishers often ask the question: should I go digital, print or both? Ten years ago when I was in the beginning stages of self-publishing my first book, I never considered offering my book digitally on a wide scale. Although … Continue reading
Hello CWG Members! On behalf of the entire Catholic Writers Guild Board, I’d like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! I’d also like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Jennifer … Continue reading
Since I self-published my first book eight years ago, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of self-published books being released. In 2009, nearly 80 percent of all books released were self-published. And with the e-book revolution, there … Continue reading