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Posts Tagged "critique group"


God on a Bus

God on a Bus


Posted By on Feb 16, 2012

I attended the Christian Book Sellers (CBA) convention in 2003. The event was included as part of a Christian Leaders and Speaker Seminar (CLASS) conference for writers who wanted to learn about the publishing industry. The secondary goal of the seminar was to secure an audience with publisher’s acquisition editors. I met my publisher at this event, and a year later, I experienced a milestone in my publishing journey when the UPS man...

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Publishing houses are like books and authors. Not every book is for every reader. Authors become recognized for the work they produce. In the same way, every publisher has a specific audience, one that is demographically unique from the publisher across town. To use Seth Godin’s buzz term, they each have a unique tribe, and publishers take their tribe very seriously. At the forefront of an editor’s acquisition decision is a question...

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Getting Permission

Getting Permission


Posted By on Feb 3, 2012

Getting permission to send an editor your book proposal is a “chicken and the egg” dilemma.  Most publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or proposals – unsolicited being the key word. Yet publishers print and publish books every year. They have to be talking to someone, right? So as a new author, how do you get your proposal in front of an editor? Assuming you don’t want to go to jail as a stalker because you follow an...

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Word Weavers West Michigan

Word Weavers West Michigan


Posted By on Feb 27, 2011

As of spring 2011, the West Michigan Fellowship of Christian Writers became Word Weavers West Michigan. We are pleased to be members in Word Weavers International, a 15 year old organization committed to training talented Christian Writers.  As a group of writers, we work to raise up and release talented Christian writers who will influence the culture and the country with their words. Word Weavers West Michigan is committed to...

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