I wrote an ebook for BibleBuyingGuide.com on how to choose a Bible. This ebook covers topics such as who the Bible is for, how it will be used, covers, bindings, paper, fonts, tools, and more. You can download the book by clicking on this link or cover photo:
Choosing a Bible
This weekend (4/25-4/27) my 206 Tips for Writing Fiction is free! Here’s more information about the book:
This is a book of tips. It will look different than most books on writing. Rather than giving you long explanations and step-by-step instructions on writing fiction, this book list tips within categories. The categories cover many aspects of writing fiction and editing your work. The tips are in no particular order. The tips themselves are designed to be easy to use. They start with a quick statement, which is printed in bold, and then you’ll find a few sentences that talk about the benefits of the tip and/or an example of how the tip might be used. This book is not exhaustive. There are plenty more books of tips to be written on the subject of writing fiction.
• Choosing a genre
• Developing characters
• General writing
• Getting ideas
• Staying motivated
• Managing your time
I completed my NaNoWriMo novel today! My total word count was 50,001. This is my second novel this year. The first was Tales of Aarkan Zea Book 1: The Temple of Armaan Suun. I wrote it in 7.5 weeks between August and September while preparing for NaNoWriMo. My NaNoWriMo novel is the second book of the series: Tales of Aarkan Zea Book 2: Rise of the Aarkan King.
Amazon’s Kindle platform is a great resource for books about writing. Here’s a short list of good writing books that are free:
And here are a few good books that are worth buying:
All serious writers know that each word they write reveals something significant about their beliefs, something about their reason for creating, something about the one for whom they write. After all, writing lays bare the soul.
Yet the work of a Christian artist is often pressured to fit into a popular mold, oftentimes forgoing quality for the sake of convenience or acceptance, or even simply because of a lack of the bravery necessary to look square in the eye the world, and to do so with the unflinching eye of Christ.
In this series of intimate reflections on life and writing, critically acclaimed and best-selling novelist Bret Lott calls authors to pursue excellence in their craft through five fascinating essays and an extended memoir that explore everything from the importance of literary fiction to the pain of personal loss.
Learn here what it means to be a writer who navigates the tension inherent to being a Christian in the public square—and to being an artist made in the image of God.
I am currently reading Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. It looks to be a great book for entrepreneurs and is currently on sale at Amazon. Here’s the description from Amazon:
Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.
To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.
In Platform, Hyatt will teach readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By building a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . . The book includes:
- proven strategies
- easy-to-replicate formulas
- practical tips
Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed—and win big!—in an increasingly noisy world.
“I’ve known Michael Hyatt for more than a decade, and during thattime I’ve seen him master just about every social media platform that’s hit thescene. He’s used blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more to expand his personalplatform from a successful book publisher to a leading national brand of hisown. Trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about—so pay attention!” —DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times Best-selling Author, Host, “The Dave Ramsey Show”
“A generous book from a man who knows what he’s talking about.Michael Hyatt has built a platform, and you can too.” —SETH GODIN, New York TimesBest-selling Author, We Are All Weird
“Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fanof Michael Hyatt, I’m excited he’s sharing this with you. Your job? Learn aboutthis and implement it. Your success depends on it.” —CHRISBROGAN, President, Human Business Works, New York Times Best-selling Author
“Michael Hyatt is the authority on creating aplatform in our crowded world, and Platform is the definitive,step-by-step guide to building a platform—from the ground up. If you’re longingto become a true influencer in this world, Hyatt can teach you how. With Platform,Hyatt’s done the near-impossible: create a guide even more useful thanhis wildly popular blog!” —CLAIRE DÍAZ ORTIZ, SocialInnovation, Twitter, Inc.
“I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the groundup to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with thestrategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author,speaker, or small business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attentionand visibility they want, needs to read this book.” —JOHN C. MAXWELL, New York Times Best-sellingAuthor, and Leadership Expert
“Michael Hyatt is a pioneer in social media who is now generouslysharing his ‘secrets’ with those of us who have been marveling at his successfor many years. Whether you are a seasoned writer, blogger, speaker and socialmedia enthusiast, or just now starting out, this book will help you take thatnext step and begin to build a platform of your own.” —DAN T.CATHY, President & COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
“In today’s world, having an idea isn’t enough to land a book orrecord deal, get a movie made or find funding for your startup. You needa platform: A connected following that’s ready to try, buy and spread the word.Final…