Category Archives: Writer’s Tips

WRITER’S TIPS is a weekly blog for Christian communicators with tips and information about writing, as well as attending writing conferences. Our panel of expert are published authors and publishing industry professionals.

Quick Tip: Form Pictures

Cultivate the skill that your words form pictures in the minds of those listening to you speak or reading the words you’ve written in a book or a song. Advertisements

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Quick Tip: Be an Early Bird

The early bird catches the worm! The earlier you start your book promotion the better. Starting 90 days before the book’s release date is recommended in order to sufficiently build buzz. A solid publicity plan can take up to 12 … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Prepare Questions and Answers

Prepare a written interview Q&A style. Post on the Media page of your website for easy access when you start booking media interviews.  

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Changing Our Atmosphere

Did you know that you can change your atmosphere? A couple of months ago, my precious friend, Michele Pillar, made me a sandwich with grilled bread. Oh my! That was like putting crack cocaine in front of an addict. I … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Highest and Best

Don’t try to be all things to all people. Be content to share your highest and best message with those God has called you to reach.  

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Quick Tip: Urgency

Some of the most important things in life are only accomplished if we have a sense of urgency. With regard to your speaking, writing, and other communication tasks, what are the things that you did to do sooner than others? … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Presentation Topics

If you narrow down your presentations to a handful that most closely align with your audience’s specific problem, your core message, down to the ones that are most effective, most requested, best received and most offered, you will be more … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Ask Questions

Ask your tribe/audience questions. Listen to them. Find where they need help the most. THEN and only then…look at your areas of experience, skills, expertise, and lessons learned. Be specific in the solution you offer to speak into their lives … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Find the Pain Point

Each type of audience can hear a similar message from your core message group, yet each audience has a different need. Find that pain-point, meet that specific need or solve their specific problem, and you have a winner!

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Quick Tip: Coordinate the Timing

Coordinate the time of your promotions. Try to schedule your guest posts, author interviews, giveaways, advertising and other promotions to run in conjunction with each other, so that each promotion gains momentum from the next one. The perception of ‘being … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Create Merch

Sell some merch (merchandise). Give your fans the opportunity to promote you and your work offline by creating and selling themed merchandise on your site: such as notepads, greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs, totes…the list is endless. 

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Quick Tip: Translate

Get your book or program translated into one of the widely spoken languages like Spanish or German to increase your sales reach. Who do you need to contact to get this done? 

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