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I’ve been thinking about this, and I’m guessing the answer to my question may be very simple: we don’t approach publishing as a business. We typically see our book as inspired art, a handcrafted masterpiece made from parts of


In this webinar, I share some key elements I’ve learned over the years that will help writers or aspiring understand the big picture. In the future, I’ll be going into a lot more detail on all of these things.


Before you send a manuscript to an editor, an agent, or the person who does your layout, there are some things you can do to make sure that everything is as it should be. Many new writers and even


While editing pieces for the Hot Apple Cider books, I discovered that a lot of people either have never used MS Word Track Changes, or only have a vague idea of how it works. While I definitely don’t know


A short time ago, I had a free ebook on Kindle. “They Can’t take That Away From Me,” It’s a short story, under my alter ego’s name (J. A. Menzies), and it’s not quite like anything else I’ve written.


We’ve all been there. The proud parents show off their new baby and your first impression is that it’s really quite ugly. Like me, you’ve probably stuttered a little before forcing out something like, “My! Isn’t that a baby?”


An interview I did in August was just posted. You can listen to it here. http://selawministries.ca/content/arts-connection-monday-august-11-2014-nj-lindquist-hot-apple-cider-3 I talked about my writing, the new Hot Apple Cider books, and more.


In this webinar, I share some of the high and low points of my long journey to become a writer as well as an editor, publisher, and speaker. It actually began when I was a toddler and started making


Every writer needs a place to keep his or her ideas, and a place to write. In this video, I share a few tips I’ve learned about organizing to write over the years. Download a free 3-page pdf that


Don’t let your readers get lost! A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that many writers sort of assume that the reader knows who is telling the story, especially if it’s telling a true story. If you haven’t read


A friend of a friend contacted me recently wanting to know how to turn her life story into a book. Since I realized there might be other people with the same question, I decided to post my reply here.


Assuming the reader knows who you are is one of the most common mistakes I see both in personal stories and fiction. When using the first person point of view, many writers just start telling the story, assuming that