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Category Archives: Self-Publishing
The most interesting thing I have to tell fellow writers this month is about being censored. I bought a “self-publishing” contract with a reputable firm connected to a major Christian publisher. For help with margins and a cover design, the … Continue reading
During the last blog we asked you to think of your novel as a potato. As silly as that may sound, I want you to continue to think of your work as a potato. Why? Because now that you … Continue reading
“Do not be satisfied with mediocrity.” St. John Paul II Any person who settles for mediocrity in terms of his or her spiritual life is setting himself up for failure. Reaching high for the virtues and striving for perfection isn’t … Continue reading
Looking back on the history of my first book, I see six phases in its development: Trial by Ordeal, Sabbatical, Poetic Ecstasy, A Better Baby, Love Laborious and New Birth. Trial by Ordeal Twenty-some years before writing Souls at Rest … Continue reading
“Has it ever occurred to you that a life without failure is a dead life? Because you learn by failing. If you don’t try things, you’ll never learn anything. You’ll never accomplish anything.” Catherine Doherty, Foundress of Madonna House Thomas … Continue reading
From time to time our members come across a “treasure” that they just have to yell about. Today we can all benefit from a find from Barb Schonenberger. KC All of us need reminders of how … Continue reading
These are the best of times for authors—and possibly the worst of times! The changes in the publishing industry over the past five years are nearly as significant as the advent of the internet. In fact, the two developments are … Continue reading
In case you didn’t know, we are coming to the end of NFP Awareness Week. Before I became President of the Guild…even before I started my writing career, I taught Natural Family Planning (NFP). This year, my husband and I … Continue reading