1.||When Dreams Come True|
I must have been seven or eight when the dream was born ... and almost killed on the spot. Perhaps it was after I taught myself to play "Silent Night" on my aunt's organ. I thrilled to hear my fingers producing music and to figure out the ...
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2.||Faith: Seeing in 3-D|
My son borrowed a book from the library called Eye-Illusions. In the olden days, artists drew 3-D pictures by hand. It took them a long time to create even one simple image. Maybe you remember the pictures and the little glasses that would allow ...
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3.||How I Discovered a Gift-Giving God|
I love to receive gifts. Especially when I am not expecting them.
One day I received a large box in the mail. Mystified, I checked the return address. Who could be sending me presents, and ...
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4.||Room for All Kinds|
I was frustrated, not for the first time, by a particular person. Someone who does things very differently than me--in my opinion, too slowly, or without enough regard for reality. This person was unconcerned, in my mind, about what was important, and ...
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5.||A Modern-Day Fairy Tale|
It was almost like a fairy tale.
Growing up as a missionary kid in Africa, Catherine Palmer began writing stories. But it wasn't until years later, after shed married, earned a Masters degree in English, and had a child, that she began writing ...
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6.||Know Your Author Rights—and Hang Onto Them!|
When a book or magazine publisher agrees to publish your work, you must sign a contract. In this contract there is a very important area concerning rights.
Be very careful about which rights you retain, and which rights you hand over.
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7.||Should You Talk about Your Book Idea Before You Finish It?|
There are two schools of thought on this.
One is that you should never talk about your book idea. There are two reasons for this viewpoint. One is that if you talk too much about your book, you will dissipate the energy it takes to ...
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8.||Book Marketing: How to Get in Touch with Your Readers|
One of the biggest problems with traditional book marketing is that when someone buys your book, you have no way of contacting your readers. There's no way to tell them about any other books you have (unless the publisher included that in the book somewhere), or when you have a ...
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