Tell Me A (Good) Story

I love a good story!  Storytelling is an art.  But there are so many books and movies out there that just don’t have good stories.  I’m not talking about happy endings; I’m looking for a story that draws me in before leading me to an ending, whether happy or tragic (although I prefer happy).  From an academic perspective, what makes a good story? Continue reading

The Elephant Idiom

“There is an elephant in the room.”  This old English idiom is based on the idea that an elephant in the room should be impossible to overlook, yet people might not talk about it because it is awkward or difficult to do so.  The elephant represents an obvious truth that is ignored or goes unaddressed because people don’t want to deal with the looming problem. Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

When will my first Christian novel, “Elephant in the Room,” be published?

Dear friends – In November 2015, I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days – with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo.

Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  There are so many options for submitting manuscripts, and I found great ideas and instructions online from Michael Hyatt along with his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media.

In a few days, I will announce the release date for my book, “Elephant in the Room,” which will be published in both print and e-book formats by Dove Christian Publishers.

For more information about my book, please check out the section about it.  There are a few blog posts about writing a story with a difficult issue, too.  If you want to keep updated about the book and follow this blog, please sign up below.

By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote another book in November 2016.  What new opportunity have you taken on?  How do you set goals for tackling big projects?   What tools do you use to help accomplish them?  Tell me about them in the comment section below.